A Kimball city councilman accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled teenage boy has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge.
GERING, Neb. (AP) - Scott Haun was charged in October with first-degree sexual assault. He pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree sexual assault on Thursday in Scotts Bluff County District Court. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced June 11.
Haun has been on the Kimball City Council for a total of 12 years.
Under Nebraska law, council members convicted of crimes while in office must resign.
KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff says Haun resigned Thursday morning prior to his plea hearing. The council will hold an emergency meeting April 25 on the vacant seat.
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