North Platte Man Sentenced For Sex with 14-y/o Prostituted Girl


A NorthPlatte man has been given 15 to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a14-year-old girl who was being prostituted by her mother.

26-year-oldZachary Schmidt was sentenced Friday in Buffalo County District Court. Hepleaded no contest to the charge.

Prosecutorssay Schmidt had sex with the girl in Kearney between February and March of lastyear.

He'dbeen charged with the same offense in Franklin County but that charge wasdismissed as part of a plea bargain.

Thegirl's mother has been sentenced in three counties for prostituting theteenager and her seven-year-old sister.