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North Platte man charged with child sex assaultTell North Platte what you think
 
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Scott A. Shoemaker

Police arrested a North Platte man Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, acting on a complaint that was filed Tuesday.

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Investigator John Deal said police went to the 200 block of S. Cottonwood Tuesday to check out the reported assault. A 16-year-old boy, with his parents present, made a complaint about an event that allegedly occured three weeks earlier at Shoemaker's house.  

The boy was further interviewed Thursday at the Bridge of Hope, and after the interview, police found probable cause to charge Scott Shoemaker, 28.

Shoemaker was arrested without incident and taken to jail, Deal said.

His bond is set at $250,000.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/8/2014
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slow day today in North Platte. Only 2 new sex offenders have been caught.
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Posted by thetruth    - 8/13/2014 12:37:49 PM
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That's why people who move away from here refer to NP as "The Dirty". Not much has changed for Little Chicago but I keep praying.
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Posted by tiger4    - 8/13/2014 10:25:03 AM
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I'm sure you all are sick of my posts on these subjects but I'm very passionate/opinionated on the subject. $250,000 bond. The fact that this low life even has a chance to get out of jail before his trial is complete BS! It's bad enough to sexually assault anybody but to do it to a youth and a youth of the same sex? This guy just needs to do us all a favor and take care of himself so that our judicial system doesn't mess up and give him a slap on the wrist and hes released in a few years!
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Posted by sfgiantfan28    - 8/12/2014 10:33:59 AM
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We can't take back our town because Lincoln County's judicial system is spineless. From the County Attorney's office to the sitting judges. There I said it and I don't care about the fall out. Just look at all the stories like this one, or domestic abuse, or DUIs or child abuse. Slaps on the wrist across the board. All you see is plea deals and light sentences for these people and then, given enough time, the end up right back in the paper for some other crime. And it's not that easy to take back our streets Thetruth when criminals are let back on to our streets in such a short time. If this guy gets more than a couple years in the Pen I will honestly be surprised. I've lived here for the better part of a decade and it's the same story every time. That's why there's so much crime here, because the criminals know they can essentially get away with it.
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Posted by bigtroubleinlittlenp    - 8/11/2014 5:30:03 AM
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Just as soon as you clean up your backyard "the truth"
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Posted by wizdumb    - 8/9/2014 9:49:57 AM
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Shoemaker you make me sick. You are nasty and have probably scarred this young man for the rest of his life. It takes years and years and years of counseling, and in some cases, the harm that you have done is irreparable. I hope you have to pay for his counseling for the rest of your life because he is going to need it. You are a bottom feeder. I wonder, is this the first child you have done this to? You deserve everything you get and more. I hope the court/prison system takes care of you for the rest of your nasty life. I applaud the young man for reporting this, it had to be hard for him to do; same as it is for any other child. I strongly believe that ALL pedophiles need to live on their own little isle, like the leper isles they used to have. Then they could go after their own kind.
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Posted by mom1964    - 8/9/2014 6:17:56 AM
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I agree thetruth. It absolutely disgusts me to continually read about these things. But if you try real hard and I mean real hard, there is a positive in reading about these lowlifes getting caught and arrested. At least they are getting caught. Just think about the acts that are being unreported because the victim is to scared to come forward. So with all these arrests it means the victims are standing up for themselves for these shameful acts and turning these people in to the authorities. The police are arresting the criminals and getting them off the street. Hopefully the judges in this town will throw the book at these people and keep them off the street. It also means the society in this town is doing a good job of saying vocally theses acts aren't good and we won't stand for it. It also means we are educating people that if this has happened to you then you need to tell someone. So if this has happened to any other person and there scared to come forward I and the town of North Platte are totally behind you and encourage you to fight back because there are people who care and will help you fight back. One would think at some point these sickos will get the picture that this town doesn't stand for this crap.
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Posted by Butters    - 8/9/2014 4:49:22 AM
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My goodness residents of North Platte, when will you take back your town from the white trash, bottom feeding, drug dealing, drug using trash that I read about in your newspaper EVERY day?
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