State v. Hawks

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State v. Hawks

Case Number
A-16-0387
A-16-0388
Call Date
December 14, 2016
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-16-387, A-16-388, State of Nebraska v. Jeff Hawks

Lancaster County District Court Judge Darla Ideas

Attorney for Appellant: Robert B. Creager (Anderson, Creager & Wittstruck, P.C.)

Attorney for Appellee: Douglas J. Peterson, Kimberly A. Klein (Nebraska Attorney General's Office)

Criminal: Conviction: Third degree sexual assault

Action Taken by Trial Court: The trial court consolidated two cases involving the sexual assault of two minor boys by Appellant and allowed testimony regarding uncharged conduct of a third minor boy. A jury found Appellant guilty for two counts of third degree sexual assault.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: Appellant has appealed his conviction for third degree sexual assault regarding the victim Alex W., claiming there was insufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict. Appellant also assigns that the trial court erred in consolidating the cases involving the victims Alex W. and Andrew H., and in allowing the evidence of uncharged conduct, causing prejudice against him and denying him a fair trial and a reasonable acquittal prospect.

Case Location
Lincoln
Panel Text
Inbody and Pirtle, Judges, and McCormack, Justice, Retired