- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) - A man paroled after serving 41 years for murder has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in southeast Nebraska.

Laddie Dittrich was arrested on Nov. 23, accused of groping the girl at a rural home in Otoe County. A jury convicted him on Thursday.

Dittrich was one of three men convicted in 1973 of the slaying of Omaha trucking company official John Wisotzkey. Police said the men chased down Wisotzkey after he got into an argument with a prostitute over money, beat him and then stabbed him with a bayonet.

In April 2013 the Nebraska Pardons Board commuted Dittrich’s sentence of life in prison without parole to 80 years to life, which allowed Dittrich to seek parole because he’d already served more than half of the 80-year minimum.

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