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BREAKING: Local 25 year-old arrested, charged with serious child abuse crimes

SIDNEY – The Cheyenne County Attorney in collaboration with Sidney Police Department (SPD), Cheyenne County Sheriff Office (CCSO) and the Nebraska Attorney General's (AG) Office announced they arrested a local 25-year-old man and charged him with numerous serious child abuse crimes.

In an press release to the Sun-Telegraph, Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub wrote the 25-year-old male, who is not being identified at this time due to the ongoing investigation, announced his office filed a criminal complaint last week alleging “two counts of child abuse, class II felonies, and strangulation, class IIA felony.”

Shortly after an arrest warrant was issued, SPD and CCSO worked together to make the arrest.

The unidentified 25-year-old man is currently being held at a holding facility on a $250,000 bond, of which he would need to pay 10%, or $25,000, in order to bond out.

The charges this man face are:

Child Abuse, Class II: is the offense is committed knowingly and intentionally and results in serious bodily injury; this man faces two of these charges.

Strangulation, Class IIA: the use of a dangerous object during the commission of a violent crime which caused serious bodily injury.

This man could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. He is expected to be back in court for a status hearing in mid-June.

Due to the nature of these alleged crimes, the victim's age as a minor and per journalistic standards, the Sidney Sun-Telegraph has chosen to withhold the unidentified 25-year-old male's name and that of the victims as well as victim's family and any other potential witnesses as the case is still ongoing. The Sun-Telegraph will continue to follow this case and publish updates as they become available to do so and provided they do not jeopardize the ongoing investigation.


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