Funeral director sentenced to prison after soliciting sex from teenage boy

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Former funeral director Lonnie Nyman was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges related to trying to have a sexual relationship with a minor, court documents state. (Photo courtesy of Cache County Jail)

Former Cache County funeral director Lonnie Nyman was sentenced to prison after admitting to attempting to having a sexual relationship with a minor, court documents state.

Judge Vernice Trease in the Third District Court in Salt Lake City ordered Nyman serve the maximum sentence for each of the charges he confessed to.

In June, the funeral service director pleaded guilty to tampering with a witness, obstruction of justice, two counts of enticing a minor over the internet and dealing with materials harmful to minor, court documents state.

The sentences will run consecutively, meaning Nyman will serve at least one year, and up to 15, in prison before becoming eligible for parole. Trease also ordered deputies transport him from the Salt Lake County Jail to prison immediately Monday.

Nyman was arrested on Oct. 30, 2018 after authorities say he arranged to have sex with a teenage boy and exchanged explicit images.

He originally faced three counts of sexual exploitation of minor, two counts of enticing/soliciting/seducing/luring a minor and one count of obstruction of justice, court documents state.

A month later, Nyman returned to jail after being caught using fraudulent checks.

His case was transferred at the beginning of the year from the District Court in Logan to the Third District Court.