The former head of the Omaha Chiefs youth football organization has been sentenced to 30 to 80 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl for five years.
Sixty-four-year-old Darrel Meyer was sentenced Wednesday in Douglas County District Court. He pleaded guilty in May to two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. Under state law, he must serve the full 30 years before he would be eligible for parole.
Prosecutors say Meyer assaulted the girl, now 12, between 2006 and 2011 and threatened to kill himself if she told anyone. He also showered her with gifts.
Meyer blamed his repeated assaults on a sex addiction, which his attorney said started while Meyer served in Vietnam.