Cedar City man accused of raping pleads out

A Cedar City man accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has pleaded guilty to attempted rape. Leonal Morales, 28, pleaded guilty to the charges Tuesday, as part of a plea agreement. In exchange for his plea his charges were dropped from their initial filing of first-degree felony rape and forcible sexual abuse. Morales is accused of assaulting a sleeping woman during a party at a Cedar City residence in October.

He will be sentenced on March 28.

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