May Trial Set for Western Neb. Woman Accused of Extorting Money from Man Who Groped Her Daughter
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A
May trial has been scheduled for a Nebraska Panhandle woman accused of
extorting money from a man who has acknowledged that he groped the
woman's 7-year-old daughter.
The 30-year-old woman has pleaded not
guilty. The Associated Press isn't identifying the mother in order to
protect her daughter's privacy. The trial is set to begin May 27.
man involved is 56-year-old Jason Frei, of Potter. In December Frei
pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse and attempted witness
tampering. His sentencing has been rescheduled to April 2.
say cellphone messages between Frei and the woman say Frei acknowledged
groping the girl while giving her mother a massage in August. Frei told
an investigator that the woman was extorting $20,000 from him to help
him avoid conviction.