Nebraska man gets 5-8 years in teen sex case

James Jay

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A 40-year-old western Nebraska man accused of sending sexually explicit texts and videos to a 14-year-old girl has been given five to eight years in prison.

James Jay, of Bridgeport, was sentenced last week and given credit for 104 days served as he awaited trial.

Jay had made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of attempted enticement by electronic communication device. They dropped another charge.

Court documents say the girl told her mother about the communications. An investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol later used the girl’s cellphone to electronically pose as her.

Authorities say Jay was arrested last July after he showed up for a sexual encounter the investigator had set up.