Paxton Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boy Changes Plea and Waives Jury Trial

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

Cortney Schrader

Cortney Schrader

A 29-year-old Paxton man charged with sexually assaulting a young boy in North Platte last June has changed his plea and waived his right to a jury trial.

Cortney Schrader changed his plea to ‘no contest’ in a Lincoln County courtroom Friday after initially pleading ‘not guilty’ to third-degree sexual assault back in July.

Schrader was arrested June 12, 2012, after an officer from the North Platte Police Department responded to 500 North Pacific Place on the report of a sexual assault.

The juvenile victim, whose name is not being released, alleged that Schrader inappropriately touched him in a sexual manner on two prior occasions. The alleged sexual assaults occurred while Schrader was visiting the victim and their family.

Following an investigation and interviews, Schrader — a registered sex offender — was placed under arrest for two counts of third-degree sexual assault.

In 2002, Schrader was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree sexual assault of a minor, according to the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry website.

He has been free on a $5,000 bond since June 18, and has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Schrader will be sentenced March 7 in Lincoln County Court.


  • raven

    You sick a**..what, cant you find someone your own age..ppl like you deserve gettin the same treatment you gave those kids

    Current score: 2
  • Sick

    People are so sick, whatever happened to self control or seeking help?!

    Current score: 2
  • http://com country boy

    Yes his deed is sick! But the deed of the judge who let this guy back out on bond is even sicker.

    Current score: 7
    • citizen kane

      agree with you on that. already a convicted molester and he is free on bail? nice…

      Current score: 3
  • upset fan

    Cortney i am completely shocked at this and you was when it first happened. Lets get some help here.

    Current score: 0
  • hmmmm…

    $5000 bond?! So 10% is only $500. SICK! Child predators cannot be “cured”.

    Current score: 4
  • he should he learned 1st time

    I went to high school with him. Accused of rape 2 other times. Really???? Chimos get a slap on the wrist…wrong!!

    Current score: 3
  • AgainstStupidPpl

    :((……Such`a`stud,too…..so`sad`hes`so`sick!!!!!

    Current score: 1
  • http://none proud dad

    and the fact is he raped a drunk girl new years eve guys like him should be tooken out behind the barn and get true justice

    Current score: 1
  • Messenger

    My heart goes out to the victim and his family as well as to Cortney. May they all find healing for whatever may be broken and strength on their walk to a brighter future.

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