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Update: Man Gets 20 to 35 Years in Prison in Sexual Assault Case

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A man accused of sexual assault in May 2014 has been sentenced 20 to 35 years in prison.

30-year-old James McWilliams was denied a new trial early this week.

Original story:

Police arrested a man for sexual assault in a downtown Lincoln alley.

About 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the alley between 8th and 9th Streets between P and Q Streets.

A University of Nebraska Police Officer happened to be close and was first to arrive, capturing the suspect while he was still with the victim.

Lincoln Police took over the case and arrested 29-year-old James McWilliams on first-degree sexual assault. Police Officer Katie Flood said the victim was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Officer Flood said the victim remembers drinking with friends but was confused, saying she does not remember leaving with the man.

The area where the suspect was captured is an alcove behind Barry's Bar and Grills and directly across the alley from the employee entrance to Old Chicago's restaurant.

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