A 60-year-old man has been given 30 to 40 years in prison after making a plea deal in a child sex assault and porn case.
David Nielsen was sentenced on Wednesday.
Nielsen originally was charged with sexual assault of a child and four counts of possessing child pornography. He pleaded no contest to attempted sexual assault of a child after prosecutors dropped the porn charges.
Scotts Bluff County court records say someone who borrowed Nielsen's phone to send a text found nude photos of a teenage girl on the phone.
Nielsen later told an investigator that he'd taken pictures of the girl and that he'd had sex with her since she was 13 or 14. She's 16 now.