A Pulaski County Man Accepts Pretrial Diversion in Case involving a Minor

A Somerset man charged in connection to his relationship with a minor accepted a pretrial diversion earlier this month after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.
29 year old, John Matthew Branham has pleaded guilty to Unlawful Transaction with a Minor under 16. A Pulaski County grand jury indicted him in January for third-degree Rape in connection to a case involving a Somerset woman who allowed her minor daughters to have relationships with two men.
In exchange for the plea, prosecutors amended the rape charge to unlawful transaction and recommended a two-year pretrial diversion.
co-defendants — Stephanie Lynn Jones and Daniel E. Mills are scheduled for a pretrial conference on April 23.