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Woolery sentenced to consecutive prison terms

Will serve 20 to 40 years on each of two counts for sexual assault with a minor


District Judge Derek Weimer did not mince words as he handed down his sentence to Joshua Woolery for two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a minor Wednesday morning, calling the factual circumstances of the charges "deeply disturbing."

Woolery, 26, of Sidney, was arrested in October 2015 and charged with six felony charges relating to the alleged sexual assault of a minor between the ages of 12 and 16. Last fall, he pleaded not guilty to two charges of first-degree sexual assault of a child, three charges of third-degree sexual assault of a child and one charge of attempted first-deg...

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