Bellevue man booked for sexually assaulting a child

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Karl Whitaker, 41, of Bellevue, is jailed in Sarpy County and accused of sexually assaulting and strangling a child.

Whitaker is being charged with first-degree assault.

Authorities allege that he sexually assaulted the victim, described only as being between the ages of 12 and 16, between November 1, 2013 and January 14, 2017.

Additionally investigators say that on February 3, 2017 he applied pressure to the victim's throat and neck.

Whitaker was booked Thursday evening.