Man gets 20 to 35 years in prison in sexual assault case

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)

A 30-year-old man accused of raping a woman in a Lincoln alley has been sentenced to 20 to 35 years in prison.

James McWilliams was sentenced Wednesday. He had been found guilty of first-degree sexual assault of an incapacitated person.

Prosecutors say McWilliams had sex with a 21-year-old woman who was too intoxicated to consent in May 2014. Police say workers at a business saw the McWilliams and the victim walking down the alley and one of them called police, believing the woman looked incapacitated.

McWilliams has been ordered to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.