Cozad man sentenced for sexually assaulting a child

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   COZAD, Neb. (AP)  A 38-year-old Cozad man has been given 35 to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting children while baby-sitting them.

  Lael Arpan was sentenced on Monday in Dawson County District Court. He’d pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting a child. A third count was dropped in exchange for Arpan’s pleas.

    Arpan was arrested on August following an investigation by the Cozad Police Department into allegations made by two families. A court affidavit says Arpan lived with one of the families and provided baby-sitting to both of them.