A 26-year-old North Platte woman sentenced to prison in 2001 after posing as a boy and seducing a 13-year-old girl, was released from prison last week and moved back to North Platte.
Jill A. Dodge, considered a convicted sex offender with a high risk to reoffend according to the Nebraska State Patrol, now lives in the Key Estates Mobile Home Park, 2300 E. Philip #39A. She now goes by the name of Jill Ann Dellij.
Dellij was released from prison June 11 after nearly five years in prison.
Dellij was found guilty of attempted sexual assault of a child and stalking in a plea agreement with prosecutors in September 2001. She was sentenced to prison in November 2001.
The police said Dellij disguised herself as ďAnthony Smith,Ē a teenaged boy roughly the same age as the young victim, and seduced the girl. The relationship between Dellij and the girl lasted for several months and the illegal sexual contact took place in a North Platte residence, according to the police.
The victimís parents became concerned after they learned of the relationship between their daughter and ďAnthonyĒ and contacted the police.
The young victim was devastated when she discovered Dellij was a woman, according to prosecutors.
Dellij had served time in the Lincoln County jail in 2000 for being a minor in possession of alcohol and for violating a protection order.
Chief Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling said at Dellijís sentencing that she believed Dodge was a sexual predator who sought out her victim.
Amanda Speichert, Dellijís attorney, argued for a light sentence based on Dellijís IQ and the fact that Dellij herself was a victim of sexual assault.