- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An Iraqi national has been sentenced to six to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing two girls in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/2pAnMrR ) that 44-year-old Tarik Mohammed denied charges that he sexually touched the two sisters at his house. Prosecutors say one girl was 10 or 11 when she was abused; the other says Mohammed touched her inappropriately on her 14th birthday.

A Lancaster County jury found him guilty in February of two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child.

At trial, jurors heard from two other girls who said Mohammed had raped them - one in Iraq, the other in Syria.

Because it happened outside Nebraska, he couldn’t be charged on those allegations.

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

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