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Omaha woman pleads no contest to molesting young drill team members

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Apr 29, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — An Omaha woman accused of sexually assaulting much younger members of her dance team has pleaded no contest to four felony counts, including sexual assault and child abuse, in a deal with prosecutors.

Court records show that 24-year-old Brittianee Bates pleaded no contest Thursday, not admitting guilt, but acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict her. In exchange for her pleas, four other felony counts were dropped.

Police say Bates sexually assaulted three girls who were on the same drill team as Bates and a fourth girl who went to a daycare where Bates worked. Prosecutors say the abuse dates back to 2015 and that all of the victims were younger than 13, with one victim as young as seven at the time. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the instances of abuse occurred as early as 2015 and as late as 2020, with many taking place at Bates' apartment.

The Douglas County Department of Corrections lists Bates as in custody since Jan. 21, 2021, and has been held in lieu of posting a $500,000 bond.

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