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Man Pleads Guilty to 5 Charges Stemming from Sexual Abuse

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STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) -

A man is going to prison for sexually abusing a teenager.

Richard Scott Tunia was expected to stand trial before a jury this Friday, April 6.

Instead, the 54-year-old pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 3, in Staunton Circuit Court to five charges including rape, sodomy, and indecent liberties with a child under 15.

According to the prosecutor, Tunia sexually abused the teenager from 2011 until 2013.

Tunia will spend 13 years in prison.

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