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CORRECTION: Defendant in brutal rape gets new attorney

Corrects that Moon's hearing on withdrawal motion scheduled March 14

Posted: February 28, 2013 5:11 p.m.
Updated: February 28, 2013 5:12 p.m.
 

SAN FERNANDO — A Superior Court judge has appointed a new lawyer to represent an alleged sex offender charged with forcible rape and other counts in the brutal sexual assault of a Stevenson Ranch woman more than a year ago.

Jerry Moon, 19, wearing blue L.A. County jail attire, was led handcuffed into San Fernando Superior Court on Thursday, a month after he asked to have his guilty plea withdrawn.

Superior Court Judge Lloyd M. Nash said Moon’s request to withdraw the guilty plea will be heard in two weeks.

Nash appointed a new attorney, Christopher C. Chaney, to represent Moon after his father indicated the representation so far had tapped out the family finances.

Nash told Moon last month he could face multiple life terms if he’s found guilty during a trial. The complaint against him charged 17 criminal counts, including first-degree burglary, two counts of attempted murder, five counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, two counts of forcible oral copulation, three counts of forcible rape and one count of false imprisonment due to a brutal attack in January 2012.

Moon pleaded guilty last December under an agreement that would get him 43 years to life in prison.

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