19-year-old Lincoln man arrested for sexual assault

Matthew Goebel

Lincoln police say a 19-year-old man was caught having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Police officer Katie Flood says an officer patrolling Mahoney Park at around 1 a.m. Friday in north Lincoln approached a parked car and found a 19-year-old-man engaged in sexual activity with a 13-yaer-old-girl.  Matthew Goebel was arrested for first degree sexual assault.

Police say the two met at a high school football game and have been communicating on-line and texting since then.  Police say Goebel was aware of the victim's age and encouraged her to tell police she was 18.