A Lincoln man accused of paying a Nebraska mother to let him have sex with her 14-year-old daughter changed his plea from not guilty to guilty of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Tuesday, January 22.
Forty-one-year-old Shad Chandler was found guilty in court. He faces a sentence of 15-year mandatory minimum to a maximum of life in prison. His sentencing is schedule for April 2.
The charge is in connection with a child prostitution case out of Buffalo County. Chandler was taken into custody at his home in Lincoln on April 30 and lodged in the Lancaster County Jail. Chandler's records were sealed by the Court as the investigation into the prostitution case continued. The seal was lifted by the Court late Wednesday, May 10.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the 35-year-old mother allowed at least seven men to have sex with her teenage daughter at least 20 times.
The mother is also accused of pimping out her 7-year-old daughter. Investigators say at least three men had sex with the 7-year-old.
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Logan Roepke, of McCook, had sex with the teen twice last year.
Roepke is the fourth person arrested in the case. Attorney Aaron Bishop says Roepke plans to plead not guilty.
Authorities arrested 37-year-old Donald Grafe, of Columbus, on Saturday, May 5. Investigators say Grafe had sex with a 14-year old girl at a truck stop in Lincoln, sometime between March 24 and April 11.
Grafe’s arrest follows the arrest of 28-year-old Alex Rahe of Omaha. Rahe was taken into custody on May 2, and lodged in the Buffalo County Jail on a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child.
The mother is jailed on charges of child pornography and conspiracy to commit sexual assault of a child.
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