Colorado man imprisoned in Nebraska child sex case

Published: Sep. 13, 2019 at 7:20 AM CDT
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A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska.

Scotts Bluff County District Court records said 45-year-old Steven Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison.

He'd pleaded no contest to attempted sexual assault of a child and to child abuse. Prosecutors had lowered the charges in exchange. Barraza was credited for 266 days already served.

The court records said a woman told authorities she and Barraza had sex twice in 2014, when she was 15.

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