Oakdale man pleads not guilty to felony child abuse
August 8, 2019
Christofer N. Carstens, 21, of Oakdale pleaded not guilty to a Class 2 felony count, intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily harm, last Wednesday, July 31, in Antelope County District Court in Neligh.
The Honorable James Kube accepted the plea, setting a pretrial hearing for 9 a.m. Aug. 28. Trial is set Oct. 15.
Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler said Carstens knowingly caused his minor child injury that endangered the infant’s life May 24 and May 25.
A report filed by Antelope County Sheriff Robert Moore in June alleged Carstens admitted to becoming frustrated with his daugh...