Sep 09, 2019 9:14 PM

Winnebago man sentenced for sex act with minor

Posted Sep 09, 2019 9:14 PM

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Ricky T. Wolfe, 19, of Winnebago, was sentenced today in federal court of sexual abuse of a minor. Senior United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Wolfe to 18 months in prison. Wolfe will begin a five-year term of supervised release following his release from prison.


Wolfe, then 18, engaged in a sexual act with a 13-year-old on the Winnebago Reservation in December 2018. He claimed it was consensual. Minors do not have the capacity to consent and individuals who are 18 or older and more than four years older than a child under the age of 16 violate federal law.


This case was investigated by the Winnebago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Trial delayed for man accused of 2010 slaying

Joshua Keadle

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial of man accused of killing a Peru State College student.

The judge granted the defense request Friday for 38-year-old Joshua Keadle but didn't set a new date. Keadle's attorney had asked for more time to prepare. The trial had been scheduled to begin Sept. 16.

Keadle has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the disappearance and presumed death of a 19-year-old Tyler "Ty" Thomas.

Thomas disappeared Dec. 3, 2010, after leaving a party near the southeast Nebraska campus. The state issued a death certificate for Thomas in 2013, even though her body has never been found.

Keadle is serving a 15- to 20-year prison sentence for the 2008 rape of a 15-year-old girl.

His murder trial has been moved to Gage County from Nemaha County.