Gering Man Gets Prison for Child Sexual Assault Cases
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A
20-year-old Gering man has been given eight to 16 years in prison for
sexually assaulting two girls, 12 and 14 years old.
had pleaded no contest to two counts of sexual assault of a minor.
Another count was dropped in exchange for his pleas. Garcia was
sentenced last week to four to eight years on each count, to be served
A friend of one of the girls had told a school
counselor that she feared that Garcia was taking advantage of her
friend. Gering police later learned that the Scotts Bluff County
Sheriff's Department was investigating Garcia on a report that he'd had
sex with another underage girl.
Under Nebraska law, people 19 and over cannot have sexual contact with people under 16.