Man takes plea deal in sexual assault, porn case

Source Scotts Bluff County Detention Center
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GERING, Neb. (AP) - A Scottsbluff man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old and then blackmailing her into performing for pornographic videos has taken a plea deal.

Scotts Bluff County District Court documents said 20-year-old Ashanti Kelley pleaded guilty last month to sexual assault, child porn possession and other crimes. Prosecutors dropped other charges in return. He's to be sentenced next month.

Authorities said the girl told investigators that she'd met Kelley online and then at area business. They exchanged nude photos, and she says he later forced her to perform sexual acts. She said Kelley told her he'd distribute the nude photos of her if she didn't perform more sexual acts, which he recorded.