- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former village board chairman has been sentenced to prison for trying to arrange sex with a 15-year-old girl in Lincoln.

Court records say 56-year-old Steven Klingelhoefer was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 22 years in prison. He’d pleaded guilty to enticement with an electronic communication device and to possession of child pornography. He entered the pleas after prosecutors lowered the enticement charge.

He resigned in November as chairman of the Amherst Village Board in Buffalo County.

Prosecutors say Klingelhoefer tried to arrange a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl in Lincoln, where he was arrested Nov. 20. Authorities say the person he was exchanging emails and text messages with was actually an undercover officer working for the Nebraska attorney general’s office.

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