A Nickerson man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child was sentenced to a lengthy prison term Monday morning in Dodge County District Court.
Presiding over sentencing was District Court Judge Mark Johnson in Judge Geoffrey Hall’s absence. Johnson typically holds bench in the 7th Judicial Circuit in Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton and Wayne counties.
Johnson sentenced 20-year-old Brandon T. Shannon to spend 25-36 years in the Nebraska Department of Correctional services for the first-degree sexual assault of a child, a Class IB felony; and three years on the charge of child abuse, a Class IIIA felony.
Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass said during a Monday interview with the Tribune that the sentences will run concurrently.
Glass said he was glad to have this case finally go to sentencing after a prolonged amount of time.
Shannon was arrested in late May 2016 when a deputy working for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched in regard to a report that a 7-year-old child had been violated. The juvenile child gave a clear and detailed report outlining what Shannon did, an arrest affidavit says.
During an interview at Project Harmony in Omaha, it was determined that Shannon raped the child on three separate occasions at three different Nickerson locations during a two-year span.
In other District Court News:
*Stephanie R. Matz, 24, of Fremont was sentenced to spend the next 2 to 4 years in the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women located in York. In August 2016, Matz and a co-defendant were arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief for shattering a window to gain access into Quik Pik, a convenience store located at 740 N. Davenport Ave.
Glass said that Matz was previously an employee at the business and still had access to a code that would gain her entry into a safe kept at the location. Matz and another person took and undisclosed amount of money and were subsequently located and arrested after video surveillance identified them as suspects.