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Wesley Sharp was convicted Tuesday of attempted first-degree sexual assault of child.

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Sharp pled no contest to the charge in Lincoln County District Court after agreeing to a deal with prosecutors to reduce the charge from assault to attempted assault.

Sharp, 41, was jailed Jan. 8, charged with using a finger to sexually penetrate a juvenile several times.

Police said the girl slept over at Sharp’s home of Sharp on Jan. 5, and Sharp insisted the girl sleep in the couple’s bed. The girl said she woke up to Sharp digitally penetrating her. Three days later, Sharp reportedly gave the alleged victim a ride home and assaulted her the same way after he pulled over near Cody Park.

Police said similar assaults took place during the past three years.

Sharp remains in the Lincoln County jail, where he’s been since his arrest in January.

His sentencing is set for Oct. 6. He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison, and a minimum of one year.  

 

Housman

In other district court action Tuesday, the trail of David Housman was continued until Oct. 14.

Housman allegedly beat and terrorized his live-in girlfriend for six months. He was arrested Feb. 9 and has been in jail since, charged with 10 assault- and possession-related crimes.

When police responded to the complaint and arrived at the address, they found the woman alone and frightened that Housman would return. She was transported to the emergency room of Great Plains Regional Medical Center for multiple non-life threatening injuries, police spokesman Rodney Brown said.

Police said they also found a large amount of cash, just over a pound of marijuana, suspected methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia that is consistent with marijuana and methamphetamine use and distribution, plus firearms.

Housman pled not guilty to the charges.


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