Lujan's Son Gets 20-Year Term for Rape

Associated Press

The son of Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for breaking into a woman's apartment and raping her.

Robert Jeffrey Lujan, 28, of Alexandria, was convicted last month on charges of rape, sodomy and burglary. He was acquitted in Alexandria Circuit Court of using a weapon in connection with those crimes.

During the trial, the defense acknowledged that Lujan had sex with the woman but said it was with her consent.

The jury had recommended a 20-year prison sentence. In agreeing, Judge Alfred D. Swersky recommended that Lujan serve his time at a state prison that has treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse.

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