STANTON -- A 26-year-old Elkhorn man has been charged with first-degree sexual assault and sexual assault of a child.

Joseph Wehner, formerly of Stanton, appeared in Stanton County Court on Friday for arraignment on the felony charges.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said his office and the Nebraska State Patrol investigated the alleged assault of a female in Stanton on several occasions when she was a juvenile.

Wehner is scheduled to appear in court again in February.

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