6th man arrested in child prostitution ring

Zachary Schmidt

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say a sixth man is suspected of having sex with an underage girl in Kearney in a child prostitution ring.

The child's mother is charged with prostituting her two daughters.  In the latest case, Zachary Schmidt, of North Platte, is charged in Buffalo County with first-degree sexual assault of a child.

Schmidt and five other men are accused of having sex with the girl after it was arranged by a woman who's accused of prostituting her 14-year-old and 7-year-old daughters. The woman faces charges in Buffalo, Franklin and Furnas counties.