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Last-minute plea deal reached in Thurow case


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Robert Thurow Jr.

Robert Thurow Jr. reached a last-minute deal with prosecutors just before his trial was set to begin on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old Sidney man pleaded guilty to child abuse, a class I misdemeanor, in Cheyenne County District Court. Thurow was initially charged with third-degree child sexual assault.

According to court documents, Thurow entered an Alford plea – meaning he maintains his innocence but admits there is enough evidence to find him guilty.

Thurow was sentenced to 147 days in jail, with credit for the 147 days he has spent in custody since his arrest.

His arrest last spring stemme...

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