A Lincoln man convicted of paying a Nebraska mother to let him have sex with her 14-year-old daughter was sentenced to 15-45 years in prison.
Forty-one-year-old Shad Chandler was sentenced for first degree sexual assault of a child which is a Class 1 Felony. Chandler has served 17 days in jail and will get credit for time serviced. He will be eligible for parole after 15 years.
Chandler said in court Wednesday that he regrets everything and worries about how the victim will grow up. Judge Karen Flowers acknowledged his remorse and said he had choices but he made the wrong one.
Chandler was supposed to be sentenced in Lancaster County Court April 2 but Judge Flowers continued the hearing because of his odd behavior. At one point, Chandler swallowed a tissue and appeared to be confused about why he was in court. Someone close to Chandler approached him and began comforting him.
Chandler changed his plea from not guilty to guilty in January. He was arrested at his Lincoln home nearly a year ago for the crime that happened in Buffalo county.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the 35-year-old mother allowed at least seven men to have sex with her teenage daughter at least 20 times. The mother is also accused of pimping out her 7-year-old daughter to at least three men. WOWT is not using her name to protect her daughters.
Others charged in the prostitution case include 22-year-old Logan Roepke of McCook, 37-year-old Donald Grafe of Columbus and 28-year-old Alex Rahe of Omaha.
The mother was jailed on charges of child pornography and conspiracy to commit sexual assault of a child.