FREMONT – A man was sentenced in District Court this morning for the charge of Attempted Sexual Assault.
Brantley W. Goos agreed to a plea agreement for the charge of Attempted Sexual Assault, 1st Degree. The crime is a 2A Felony which can carry a sentence up to 20 years in prison. It is also a lifetime sex offender registration case.
Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass spoke to the judge and the court briefly this morning about the potential dangers of social media, which is how Goos met the victim.
“He had met this young girl on Snapchat,” said Glass. “And in my job I have seen different young people get themselves into trouble and criminally prosecuted because of things they get caught doing on social media.”
Judge Sampson sentenced Goos to three to ten years in the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Glass says Goos was 19-years-old when he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. Nebraska law states anyone under the age of 16 cannot consent to sex acts with adults.
“One of the things he said in his pre-sentence investigation that I brought up, and the judge brought up later as well, was that he indicated the girl in the case wasn’t necessarily the victim because she was into it just as much as he was,” explained Glass. “My argument to the court was that may be what he thinks, but that’s not what the law says.”
While in prison Goos can receive sex offender treatment, but will remain on the sex offender registry for life.