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Hastings man facing sexual assault charge

(Associated Press)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 12:49 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Hastings man has been arrested on charge of first degree sexual assault.

According to Hastings Police, the incident happened on July 8 in the 500 block of North Saint Joseph Avenue.

Police said the 22-year-old suspect assaulted a 13-year-old female who was known to the suspect. Police said the man forcefully unclothed the girl and had intercourse with her.

HPD said the incident came to their attention following a referral from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The suspect came into the police department overnight where police said he admitted to the crime.

We are not choosing to release the identity of the suspect in an effort to protect the juvenile victim.

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