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Naper man bound over on first-degree sexual assault charge

The Honorable Kale Burdick, presiding from the bench in the Holt County courtroom in O’Neill last week, bound two defendants over to the Holt County District Court.

Virgen S. Arellano, 20, of Naper waived his right to preliminary hearing and was bound over June 10 on Count I, first-degree sexual assault, a Class 2 felony alleged Jan. 1, 2019. Jurisdiction of Count II, third-degree sexual assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor, was waived to the district court as well.

Arellano is represented by Holt County public defender Rod Smith. He filed a written not guilty plea June 10 and his first district cou...


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