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Ex-Fremont police officer found guilty of child sex assault

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 11, 2020

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A former Fremont police officer has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a child and faces up to three years in prison when he's sentenced in December.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report 35-year-old Austin Williams was convicted Thursday of third-degree sexual assault of a child following a six-day trial in Dodge County District Court.

Authorities began investigating Williams in 2018 after an advocacy center notified the Nebraska State Patrol of a potential assault. Prosecutors say Williams began the abuse in 2016, when the child was 10 or 11, and continued until August 2018.

Williams was a five-year veteran of the Fremont force when he was fired in February 2019.

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