NORTH PLATTE, Neb. —Two men convicted of sexual assault on minors were sentenced to prison this week in Lincoln County District Court.
John Barr, 31, of Hastings, was sentenced to six to 10 years in state prison for first-degree sexual assault of a minor.
Barr assaulted a 13-year-old while living with a North Platte woman in July 2011. The girl was staying overnight at the residence, according to court documents.
Barr must register as a sex offender for 25 years.
He pleaded no contest March 19 to the sexual assault charge and one count of assault on a confined person, stemming from a fistfight at the Lincoln County Detention Center in November.
As a part of a plea agreement, the Lincoln County Attorney's Office dropped two counts of theft against Barr.
The second man, Eric Humphrey, 30, of Sutherland, was sentenced to four to five years in prison. On March 19, Humphrey pleaded no contest to two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child.
The teenage victim in the case told investigators that she had sex with Humphrey at his Sutherland apartment several times between December 2011 and March 2012.
He also must register as a sex offender for 25 years.
Under state sentencing guidelines, defendants must serve half the lower term of a sentence before becoming eligible for parole and half the upper term before release.
— World-Herald News Service