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Sidney man charged with sexual assault of minor


The Cheyenne County attorney’s office filed a complaint on Monday against 19-year-old Joseph Bailey for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

Bailey is charged with sexual assault, a class two felony, third degree sexual assault of a child, a class three-A felony and child abuse, a class three-A felony.

Law enforcement became aware of this incident when police were dispatched to a Sidney residence for a noise complaint and were then notified by the girl’s mother that she had been raped but had not reported it.

Police later found through interviews that four teenage girls had witnessed...

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