- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a former Broken Bow man has been imprisoned for lying about a sex assault conviction to housing officials.

The office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg (gihlg) says in a news release that Robert Tipton Jr. was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln to two years in prison.

The release says Tipton and his girlfriend applied for public housing in Broken Bow in February 2014. The application was checked “no” to a question of whether anyone in the household had ever been convicted of a crime. He signed the application and attested to its accuracy.

The prosecutors’ release says Tipton was convicted in 2001 in Garfield County, Colorado, of felony sexual assault of a child. Federal regulations bar sex offenders from living in public housing.

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