Nebraska Man Charged with Sexual Assault of an Eight Year Old Girl

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A 54-year-old western Nebraska man has been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl, but the man told police the act was an accident.

Scotts Bluff County prosecutors charged Daniel Castillo with third-degree sexual assault of a child for the incident on Monday.

The girl told her mother that she awoke to Castillo doing a sexual act.

Castillo told police he was sleeping in the same bed as the girl and committed the act while dreaming.

Castillo's attorney, Jonas Longoria, did not immediately respond to a message Thursday.

Castillo is being held on $40,000 bond.