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Questions raised about danger posed by Beatrice man convicted of sex assaulting 9-year-old boy


BEATRICE, Nebraska — Questions have been raised about the public danger posed by a Beatrice man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child.

Beatrice radio station KWBE ( ) reports that the sentencing of 39-year-old Scott Taylor was postponed until the questions are answered. In September Taylor pleaded no contest to sexual assault of a child. Prosecutors had lowered the charge.

Deputy Gage County Attorney Rick Schreiner has filed a petition in support of declaring that Taylor is developmentally disabled and a danger to others. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has filed an objection, saying Taylor is not developmentally disabled as defined in state law.

A hearing is set for Jan. 14 on the department's objection. A hearing on the disability issue is set for Feb. 26.

Information from: KWBE-AM.

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