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Son of former Husker athletic director pleads no contest

Posted at 6:54 AM, Sep 30, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The 19-year-old son of a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic director has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of child pornography possession by someone under 19.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Jack Eichorst entered the pleas Friday. He’d originally faced one felony and one misdemeanor count, but prosecutors lowered the felony charge in exchange for Eichorst’s pleas.

Eichorst had been arrested in 2017 on suspicion of the sexual assault of two minors, but prosecutors opted not to bring that charge. Eichorst’s attorney, Sean Brennan, has said Eichorst is autistic and that his level of sophistication and maturity was well below that of an 18-year-old.

Eichorst’s father is former University of Nebraska-Lincoln athletic director Shawn Eichorst, who was fired in September 2017.