Paroled Nebraska man gets 5 years for sexual assault

By: KLKN Newsroom

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP)  A man paroled after serving 41 years for murder has been sentenced to five years for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in southeast Nebraska.

Seventy-year-old Laddie Dittrich was sentenced Tuesday in Otoe County District Court. He’d been convicted of groping the girl at a rural home on Nov. 23, 2014.        

Dittrich was one of three men convicted in 1973 of the slaying of an Omaha trucking company official.

In April 2013 the Nebraska Pardons Board commuted Dittrich’s sentence of life in prison without parole to 80 years to life, which allowed Dittrich to seek parole because he’d already served more than half of the 80-year minimum.

His parole has been revoked.