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Sarpy County man sentenced to 165 to 220 years on several felonies

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 17:53:27-05

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 56-year-old Sarpy County man has been sentenced to 165 to 220 years in prison after a judge ruled that he was a habitual criminal.

Stephen Prior was sentenced Monday for first-degree sexual assault and eight other felonies, including burglary, robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

He has been jailed in Sarpy County since his arrest in October 2017.

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Sarpy County authorities arrested Prior after an October 2017 break-in at a home, where he tied up and sexually assaulted a woman before taking money at gunpoint.

Prior had previously served about eight years in state prison in the 1980s and 1990s for burglary and robbery.

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