A 23-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to up to 99 years in state prison for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in 2015.
Cody Riddle will serve at least 50 years before qualifying for parole.
Prosecutors say Riddle walked through an open garage in the Lincoln home in August of 2015, looking to steal anything of value, saw the girl asleep in her bed, grabbed her, took her to a nearby garage, and assaulted her. They say he then threatened to kill her if she said anything to anyone.
The girl told her parents. Police arrested Riddle the next day.
His defense attorney argued the court should consider that Riddle had a history of mental illness and as a ward of the state for years.