Paul Timmer, 34, of Sutherland was convicted Thursday of reduced charges in a sexual assault case. Timmer pled no contest to misdemeanor child abuse and debauching a minor.
He has been jailed since early March.
Timmer was initially charged with two counts of attempted sexual assault of a child, each a felony and punishable by up to 50 years in prison.
But prosecutor Jennifer Wellan said Thursday that Timmer was only aware that his roommate was having sexual relations with a minor and did nothing to report or stop it.
According to Nebraska state statutes, a person is charged with debauching a minor when he or she permits or encourages a minor to engage in immoral practices, especially practices of a sexual nature.
The alleged contact took place between Dec. 1 and Feb. 29, a teenage girl told investigators. The girl said Timmer tried to have sex with her while she was at his house. The girl was interviewed at the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center.
Timmerís roommate was Eric Humphrey, who was arrested and charged with sexual assault and remains in the Lincoln County Jail. Timmerís wife Kelly was also charged with debauching a minor in the case, and sentenced to probation.
Timmer was sentenced Thursday to the time he has already served in jail -- 165 days. He will not be required to register as a sex offender.
This report was updated Aug. 20 to note that Timmer is not a registered sex offender. - Editor.