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Western Nebraska man charged in rape of 12-year-old girl | Rural Radio Network

Western Nebraska man charged in rape of 12-year-old girl

Western Nebraska man charged in rape of 12-year-old girl
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GERING, Neb. – A western Nebraska man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a minor. Gering police say in an arrest affidavit that the girl was taken to a Scottsbluff emergency room in December, where she told authorities she had been sexually assaulted twice in October by 20-year-old Joshua Hernandez. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that girl told police the assaults happened at a relative’s home and that the first time, she had told Hernandez to stop, but that he overpowered her. She told investigators the second assault happened about two weeks later while she was sleeping. Hernandez is being held on $100,000 bond.

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