- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska court has ruled to uphold a 38-year-old Lincoln man’s conviction of sexually assaulting a young girl.

The Nebraska Court of Appeals issued an opinion Tuesday, saying trial errors alleged by Mitchell Bogenreif’s attorneys were unfounded. Bogenreif was convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child and aggravated third-degree sexual assault in May based on testimony from a then 8-year-old girl.

Defense attorneys argued the girl’s testimony wasn’t sufficient for the jury to convict Bogenreif, primarily because there was no physical evidence of sexual assault. They also said Bogenreif never admitted the alleged sexual abuse to the girl’s mother. But the concluded that the verdict ultimately came down to credibility, which is a question for the jury.

Bogenreif is serving 44 to 65 years in prison.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com


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