Man Sentenced For Kidnapping, Assaulting Teen

By: associated press Email
By: associated press Email

A western Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting an Ogallala teenager has been sent to prison.

21-year-old Jade Cleveland, of Keystone, was sentenced to serve two consecutive terms of 15 to 30 years in prison, for a total of 30 to 60 years.

Cleveland was accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl from her home at knife point and assaulting her in rural Keith County in October 2010.

Cleveland was arrested in Ogallala and released on bond to a treatment facility in Kansas. In February, he was arrested on a robbery charge in Salina, Kan.

He was sentenced to 13 months in prison in Kansas for attempted aggravated robbery.

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