ODGEN, UT (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a woman has been sentenced.

The Standard-Examiner reports Jorge Pedro Soria Nieto, of Ogden, was sentenced Wednesday to serve six years to life in a state prison.

Nieto pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony. In exchange, prosecutors dropped one count of forcible sexual abuse, a third-degree felony.

The probable cause statement says a woman was walking on a trail behind West Park in Roy on Aug. 25 when Nieto came up behind her, wrapped an arm around her waist, and put his hand over her mouth. He also allegedly attempted to drag her into the bushes.

Nieto told police that he began drinking at 2 p.m. Saturday, stopped drinking around 4 p.m., and then decided to go on a run around 5 p.m.

“Jorge stated he saw the victim on the trail and had a moment of weakness and went behind the victim, and put his hand around her mouth,” the statement says. “Jorge stated he had bad thoughts, and later said he wanted to touch the victim’s breast but didn’t.”

The statement says the woman fought against him, dislodging his hand from her mouth, and began to scream for help. Nieto then ran away before being arrested by police.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net