A Channel 8 Eyewitness News Reporter arrested for first-degree sexual assault made his initial court appearance Friday.

A judge set bond for 24-year-old Zach Worthington at $150,000.

Worthington was arrested Thursday morning. Lincoln police say the incident occurred in October of 2018. 

According to a police report, Worthington knew the victim and made admissions about the sexual assault in text messages and phone conversations. 

Worthington has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.