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Pictured is a side view of the Platte County Courthouse, 2610 14th St., in Columbus.

A Columbus man who reportedly sexually assaulted a child numerous times over a multiple-year period will spend the foreseeable future behind bars.

District Court Judge Robert Steinke handed down an indeterminate sentence of 18-25 years in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services to 34-year-old Tadd T. Adkisson, who was found guilty of attempted first-degree sexual assault of a child, a Class IIA felony.

The defendant was credited with 211 days in Platte County Jail.

In other recent district court happenings:

*Cesar D. Garcia, 30, of Columbus, was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of second-degree assault. A warrantless arrest affidavit shows that the defendant and another man attacked the victim with baseball bats, causing harm to the victim’s back and side area. The victim, court records show, transported himself to Columbus Community Hospital and admitted himself to the emergency room due to injuries sustained. In an unrelated case, Garcia was sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of theft by unlawful taking second offense, a Class I misdemeanor. The sentences are running concurrently.

*Taylor C. Krzycki, 26, of Columbus, was sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of first-degree forgery, as well as one year in prison for domestic assault, a Class I misdemeanor. Additional charges of strangulation, false imprisonment and theft by unlawful taken were dropped in relation to the second offense.

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*Christopher R. Helmick, 45, of Columbus, was sentenced to 180 days in Platte County jail after being found guilty of being in possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a Class IV felony. An additional charged of theft by shoplifting third offense was dropped.

*James Eads Jr., 42, of Columbus, was sentenced 42 months of probation after being convicted of attempting to distribute methamphetamine, a Class IIA felony.

*Roberto Jordan Garcia, 29, of Columbus, was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of two counts of theft by shoplifting third offense, a Class IV felonies. In an unrelated case, he was sentenced to one year in jail for failing to appear in court when out on bond, also a Class IV felony. The sentences are running concurrently.

*Scott D. Sabin Jr., 21, of Columbus, was sentenced to two years of probation after being found guilty of making terroristic threats, a Class IIIA felony. Additional charges of using a weapon to commit a felony and stalking were dropped.

Sam Pimper is the news editor of The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sam.pimper@lee.net.

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Sam Pimper is the news editor of The Columbus Telegram, Schuyler Sun and The Banner-Press newspapers. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015.

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