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Man Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Jan W. Sharp announced that Warren Lee Mackey, 67, of Niobrara, Nebraska, was found guilty today of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and sexual abuse of a child after a three-day jury trial in Omaha, Nebraska. Aggravated sexual abuse of a child carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment. Sentencing is set for January 3, 2022 at 10 a.m. before Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon.

The charges in this case stem from a disclosure made by an 11-year-old child that the defendant touched her clitoris and her breast on or about August 4, 2019 while in the exterior boundaries of the Santee Sioux Nation Indian Reservation. Mackey reported during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he was asleep and did not know whether he had done anything to the child, but claimed he was having a dream about cuddling an adult female.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated October 8, 2021

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