Beatrice man granted 2 trials for rape/child porn

Joseph Buttercase

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The 30-year-old Beatrice man is accused of child pornography possession and raping a woman in his home.

Gage County District Court Judge Paul Korslund granted Joseph Buttercase the two trials on Tuesday. His first trial is scheduled for Aug. 6 on charges that include rape, false imprisonment, terroristic threats and strangulation. Authorities say he attacked a woman in July after they argued.

Investigators who checked Buttercase's computer for a video of the alleged assault say they found images of child pornography. His pornography trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 9. Buttercase has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.