Two men were sentenced to spend time in prison Monday morning by Judge John Samson in Dodge County District Court.
Brantley W. Goos, 21, of Kennard, was sentenced by Samson to spend the next 3 to 10 years in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services after pleading and being found guilty of attempted sexual assault of a minor in the first degree. If convicted to the full extent of the law under Nebraska state statute, Goos could have faced a maximum of 20 years in prison.
After being arrested in August 2017, Goos was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child in the first degree, Class II felonies; and two counts of child abuse, Class IIIA felonies.
Through a plea agreement the charges were reduced to the single count of attempted sexual assault of a child in the first degree, said Marti Sleister, Dodge County deputy district attorney.
On Aug. 8, 2017, an officer with the Fremont Police Department was assigned a case regarding an incident of child abuse/neglect intake alleging statutory rape, court records show. At the time of the investigation, the victim was 15 years old.
Court records show that Goos and the victim met through a mutual friend and the victim told law enforcement that the pair started dating in June 2017. Court records say that Goos acknowledged that he knew the age of the victim.
Due to Goos’ knowledge of the victim’s age, a warrant was issued for Goos’ arrest, court records show. At sentencing, Goos was credited with 53 days served in Saunders County Jail.
In other District Court news:
- Terrance R. Dowd, 34, was sentenced by Samson to spend the next 18 months in prison for being in possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a Class IV felony. At the time of his arrest, Dowd was on parole after being released from prison in May 2016 after serving time for committing a sex crime, Sleister said. Being in possession of narcotics violated the terms of parole, and the sentence will run concurrently with whatever sentence is handed down for the parole violation moving forward, she said.