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Laramie County Governmental Complex on 20th Street in Cheyenne. WTE/file

CHEYENNE – A man charged with possession of child pornography pleaded guilty to the singular charge Tuesday afternoon in Laramie County District Court.

Jake Ettestad was charged with sexual exploitation of a child – possessing child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charge per a plea agreement, which proposed a sentence of 18 to 24 months in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for April 13.

On May 4, 2019, Ettestad’s wife turned him in to police when she found child porn on his iPad, according to court documents. Officers were able to verify these claims after they did a forensic examination of the iPad after Ettestad deleted the images.

When officers approached Ettestad, he admitted to watching and downloading child pornography onto his iPad via the internet, according to court documents. He told officers he had been doing this for about three years.

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Also in Laramie County District Court on Tuesday:

Bradley Andrew Faraci pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, conspiracy, two counts of misdemeanor theft, two counts of burglary and felony theft. His trial is currently scheduled for May 5.

Faraci was interviewed by law enforcement in connection with a vehicle burglary, according to court documents. During the interview, Faraci admitted to participating in several vehicle burglaries with Matthew Pruitt.

Faraci said he would drive a car while Pruitt went out to see if any car doors were unlocked. Over several weeks, Faraci and Pruitt would rob vehicles in the south Cheyenne area. Pruitt was also arrested by police and corroborated Farazi’s story, according to court documents.

Collectively, Faraci and Pruitt allegedly stole a car, handgun and several other electronics, according to court documents.

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Robert Drummond pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a threat and a drawn deadly weapon, and applying pressure on the throat or neck. He pleaded no contest because he was heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident. His sentencing is scheduled for April 13.

Drummond pleaded no contest per a plea agreement that stated the recommended sentence was three to five years in prison for each count, suspended for three years of probation. The plea agreement also includes a recommendation for 60 days in jail suspended for six months probation for driving under the influence.

During his change-of-plea hearing, defense attorney Joanne Zook said Drummond was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings daily, getting counseling and participating in other rehabilitation since the incident.

Drummond was originally arrested by Cheyenne police for breaking into his wife’s house and holding a knife to her neck, according to court documents. During the attack, he said he was going to kill the victim and threatened the victim’s granddaughter.

When officers arrived, they heard screaming coming from the bathroom, and Drummond fled the scene through the back door of the residence, according to court documents.

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Isabella Alves is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at ialves@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter at @IsabellaAlves96.

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