Beatrice, Neb. — A 45-year-old Kansas man has been given five years in a Nebraska prison for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.
Thomas Baker, of Marysville, Kan., was sentenced on Friday by Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund. Beatrice radio station KWBE says the judge rejected a plea from Baker's attorney that Baker be given probation.
Baker had pleaded no contest to the charge. Court records say Baker was living in Beatrice last summer when the crime occurred.