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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winnebago Man Sentenced to 46 Months for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Steven Rice, 28, of Winnebago, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska.  Rice had previously entered a plea of guilty to sexual abuse of a minor.  The Honorable Lyle E. Strom, Senior United States District Judge, sentenced Rice to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons for a term of 46 months.  There is no parole in the federal prison system.  After completing his sentence, Rice will begin a 20-year term of supervised release.

Rice engaged in sexual contact with a 14-year-old female on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.  The abuse was reported to a school counselor the following day.  Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs interviewed Rice.  He admitted the sexual abuse of the minor.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 5, 2016