A North Platte man has been given five to 10 years in prison for the past sexual assault of a young girl.
Edward Maline, 42, had pleaded no contest to attempted sexual assault of a minor in a deal with prosecutors. He was sentenced Monday in Lincoln County District Court.
Maline was arrested in December 2012 after a 19-year-old woman told authorities that Maline began touching her inappropriately and performing acts that were sexual in nature when she was about 8 or 9 years old.
The victim says the sexual contact continued over the next several years.