Lewistown man pleads guilty to indecent assault

20-year-old scheduled for sentencing in October

LEWISTOWN — Dyllin Lukens, 20, of Lewistown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of aggravated indecent assault of a person under 16 years old and corruption of a minor.

Lukens, according to court documents, was charged in October 2017 with three counts of rape-forcible compulsion, five counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, two counts of strangulation, three counts of statutory sexual assault of a person four to eight years younger, five counts of aggravated indecent assault, three counts of corruption of a minor and seven counts of indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age, after meeting a juvenile victim through a mutual social media friend and performing sexual acts on the victim multiple times.

On one occasion, court documents indicate that the victim reported refusing sex with Lukens several times, but Lukens said he would commit suicide if the victim would not have sex with him. On two occasions, Lukens placed his hands around the victim’s neck, restricting the victim’s breathing, according to court documents.

During an interview with police, the victim said Lukens was aware of their age when the two communicated online, according to court documents.

A pre-sentence investigation and sexual offenders assessment board evaluation were both ordered by President Judge David Barron. Lukens is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 19, pending the completion of the evaluation.