Kearney man sentenced on rape, assault convictions
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A judge has sentenced a Kearney man to prison for convictions on violent crimes against two separate victims.
Court records show 42-year-old Jason Jones was sentenced to 20-30 years in prison for first-degree sexual assault for an incident in May of last year. He pleaded no contest to the charge earlier this year and in exchange prosecutors dropped related charges of third-degree domestic assault, strangulation and false imprisonment. Court records with details of the crime were sealed, but charges indicate that an “intimate partner” was the victim of the sexual assault.
In a separate case, Jones was sentenced to 19 years, 11 months to 20 years for attempted first-degree assault for two separate incidents against another victim in September 2019 and February 2020. He pleaded no contest and in exchange prosecutors dropped charges of attempted murder, third degree assault, strangulation and false imprisonment. Details of these crimes were also sealed, but the original charges indicated that the crimes were committed against a separate victim.
The sentences for the two crimes will be served concurrently, meaning both sentences will be served at the same time and not one after the other.
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