Colorado man imprisoned in Nebraska child sex case


GERING, Neb. | A Colorado resident has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting one of his art students in western Nebraska.

Scotts Bluff County District Court records say 45-year-old Steven Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison. He’d pleaded no contest to attempted sexual assault of a child and to child abuse. Prosecutors had lowered the charges in exchange. Barraza was credited for 266 days already served.

The court records say a woman told authorities she and Barraza had sex twice in 2014, when she was 15.