By Sandy Schroth

Montana man appears for first hearing on felony child abuse


March 10, 2022

Two men appeared in the Antelope County courtroom in Neligh for arraignment or first hearing last Wednesday, March 2.

Steven H. Habegger, 18, Antelope County Jail, faced the Honorable Donna Taylor on a Class 3A felony count of child abuse and three Class 1 misdemeanors, contribute to delinquency of a child, debauching a minor and cruel mistreatment of an animal, all alleged Feb. 10 at a Neligh motel. If convicted, Habegger faces up to a $10,000 fine and up to three years in prison on the felony count and up to a $1,000 fine and/or one year imprisonment on each of the misdemeanor charges. Preli...

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