Missing Lincoln inmate convicted of sexual assault back in custody

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A missing Lincoln inmate who was convicted of sexual assault turned himself in on Tuesday, according to officials.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said 54-year-old George Piper didn’t return to the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln last Thursday.

Piper began his sentence back in 1997.  He was sentenced to 35 to 52 years on charges that include first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault, burglary and escape.

Piper had a tentative release date of Nov. 19.  He was scheduled for a parole hearing in August.

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