The closing arguments in William Quinn’s case came after a 10-day trial in Furnas County District Court where Quinn, 57, of Oxford faced more than a dozen charges, including four counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child.
Sen. Ben Sasse described William J. Quinn and others involved in the case as child rapists. Quinn's defense team says Sasse's words could jeopardize their client's ability to get a fair trial.
A Lancaster County District Court jury has found former Husker football player Katerian LeGrone not guilty of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in 2019.
In opening statements Thursday in Katerian LeGrone's first-degree sexual assault trial, prosecutors painted a picture of a then-Husker football player who "thought he could do whatever he wanted."
A Lancaster County judge ruled Wednesday morning that there was enough evidence for Katerian LeGrone to face trial.
Jason Nolan, 38, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who has a doctorate in geology, was acquitted of allegations that he lured two boys, ages 11 and 17, to his downtown apartment in November 2016 to have sex with him in celebration of the Chicago Cubs’ world championship. Nolan’s attorneys, John S. Berry Jr. of Lincoln and Mallory Hughes of Omaha, told jurors that the boys were using a trick known as the “Las Vegas hotel con.”
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine dropped the rape charge after concerns arose about Watson’s accuser’s story and the events of Feb. 4. Watson instead pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for an encounter with a different Creighton student at the same party.
Watson's defense attorneys said Monday that he denied the allegations.
The Douglas County attorney says he met with one of Watson's attorneys Friday morning and said the attorney was far from definitive about when Watson will return or how. As a result, the Omaha Metro Fugitive Task Force is still looking for Watson.
Gabriela Guevara had pleaded no contest to being an accessory — for helping boyfriend Roberto Martinez-Marinero carry his mother’s body to a car and then helping him dump her in southeast Omaha.
A 25-year-old woman went into a panic when Omaha police drove her to an Elkhorn River bridge so she could show them where, she says, her boyfriend threw his 4-year-old brother over the railing.