Update: Hastings Man Arrested for Child Sex Assault


      A Hastings man faces three counts of third degree sexual assault on a child.

      27-year-old Abraham Lopez-Jose was booked into the Adams County Jail, and charged with the three felony counts.

      Police say he sexually assaulted a four-year-old boy, who is not related to him.

      An affidavit filed with the court outlines the case:

      Three children were being watched by a woman who went to the home of Abraham Lopez-Jose. The home is in the southeast part of Hastings. Lopez-Jose is not related to the children.

      The woman took a nap, while Lopez-Jose was in the living room with the children.

      The kids were watching Scooby-Doo when Lopez-Jose allegedly put in a pornographic video. Investigators said he fondled the boy and touched the other two on the outside of their clothes.

      Abraham Lopez-Jose denied watching the video. Police searched the home, and found it in a stack of children’s DVDs.

      Nebraska state law defines third degree sexual assault on a child as not causing serious personal injury to the victim. By definition, there is no sexual penetration in a case of third degree sexual assault.