Man arrested for alleged 1990s Sexual Assault of a Child

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT)-- Omaha Police arrested Joseph Pierce on Friday for First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. The incident occurred in 1997/1998 but wasn’t reported to the police until 2005.

Police have been investigating this case since 2005 but were not able to locate Pierce at that time. On December 5, 2018, the Bellevue Police Department located Pierce and alerted Omaha investigators.

Detectives interviewed Pierce, the victim, who is now an adult, and family members.

Pierce was in Indiana at that time and was transported to Nebraska after a warrant was issued for his arrest for First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.