Masseuse gets 3 to 5 years for sex assault Man fled abroad after posting bail; two years later he was extradited and pled no contest.

ollowing a contested sentencing hearing Tuesday that spanned over three hours, a former masseuse, who pleaded no contest to felony sexual assault, received three to five years in prison.

Teton County District Court Judge Melissa Owens acknowledged that the wide difference in arguments gave her wide latitude in determining how Vladimir Stanciu, 30, would be punished.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mackenzie Cole asked Owens to impose the maximum sentence of 10 to 12 years, while Stanciu’s attorney, Elisabeth Trefonas, asked for a split sentence in which Stanciu would serve another year in Teton County Jail before receiving probation.