NORTH PLATTE — A North Platte man was charged Wednesday with first-degree sexual assault of a child.
Edward Maline, 41, was arrested after a 19-year-old woman told authorities that Maline touched her inappropriately and committed sexual acts beginning when she was 8 or 9 years old. The victim told authorities that the assaults continued over the course of the next decade.
First-degree sexual assault of a child carries a minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Maline is in the custody of the Lincoln County Detention Center.
— World-Herald News Service