Niles Pleads Not Guilty To 1st Degree Sexual Assault Of A Minor

Posted 2 years ago

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Today in Lincoln County District Court…

Chad-Eugene-HallChad Hall pleaded not guilty in two cases, one that charges him with Theft by Unlawful Taking of greater than $500 and less than $1,500, a class 4 felony, and another case where he is charged with two felony counts of Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person and being a habitual criminal charge, also a felony.

Hall was arrested on January 11th, 2013 after a warrant executed search led to the discovery of multiple allegedly stolen firearms at Hall’s residency. Hall is a convicted felon.

A request for bond reduction was denied and Hall is due back in court on March 11th.

Dakota Niles

Dakota Niles

Dakota Niles pleaded not guilty in district court to a 1st Degree Sexual Assault charge and faces the possibility of a 50 year prison sentence if convicted. Niles was arrested on October 9th after an interview by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies which was sparked by an 14-year-old female minor accusing him of sexual assault on October 8th. The victim alleges that Niles knew she was 14-years-old when the five allege sexual assaults occurred between spring 2012 and October 6th 2012.

Niles is charged with the class 2 Felony, out on bond since January 3rd, 2013, and is due back in court on May 14th for a jury trial.


  • donthvone

    Niles is innocent and that little girl is a liar wants attention and needs to stop spreading her legs it obviously isent rape if you claim it five times

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    • ughhh

      Its called statutory rape.

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  • http://com country boy

    Two extreme criminals and the one who prays on children is out on bond what us wrong with your America?

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  • Niles is getting a bad rap due to his last name. I sincerely hope for his sake that when this is over he gets the hell out of the cesspool called North Platte. Good luck sir!

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    • Nitemare

      How does having Niles as a last name serve as grounds to get a ‘bad rap’? This is the repercussions based upon his piss poor choices. Accountability; not blaming the town or the last name.

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  • larry

    Niles is getting what he deserves and it isn’t because of his last name and his mother Amy…its because they have had no upbringing and the choices they have made have led them into trouble. He isn’t innocent by any means. He has just run out of playing games.

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    • Uh…yeah, dude, you just proved my point by dragging Amy’s name into it, and according to you, “having no upbringing” directly following her name. I only met their family a few times, but they sure were nice to me, which is what I’m basing my judgement on. And, wether you want to admit it or not, North Platte seems to have a problem with Prosti-tots, these little girls that want to sleep around like women, then cry rape because their emotions aren’t as mature as their sex lives. This girl seems to be the prime example of that. Bottom line, parents need to step up and keep their kids home past curfew, keep an eye on who they’re hanging out with, and be a watchful parent, not a friend. Good grief.

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      • makesmoresensethanyou

        love the term prosti-tot… it fits… and generally the cry of rape is either after they get dumped or after mom finds out and they still want to be the innocent… my v-card was punched at the age of 15 and i knew exactly what i was doing … didnt need my mothers permission nor was i a victom…the guy was older than i was and in this state would have been prosecuted… we need to get real about the sexual activities of our children and understand that these young men dont need to be labled sexual deviants for the rest of thier life because some young hottie turne off his big brain …

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  • http://nppost.com Walleye

    Doesn’t matter what the circumstances are…She was only 14 years old. I consider that a child, and any Real Man would also. String him up…it’ll teach him a lesson.

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    • citizen Kane

      ahh yes, i remember that cowboy on sunday mornings.

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  • just sayin

    I think he outta set in prison for 10~20 yrs. The fact of the matter is if he messed around with a 14yr old 5 times he was well aware of her age sorry but that’s just wrong!!! Doesn’t matter if the girl got mad at him and decided to turn it in it should have never taken place in the first place! Just another pedofile out of North Platte

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  • OneFinds

    Who says he even did this? So everything you have been accused of you are guilty of? IWalleye- if you would peel yourself outta the chair and actually attend the court hearings before you run your mouth- you would have heard they don’t have evidence for trial! Which is why they extended the date longer! To give the state time to try and get the egg off their face!!!

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    • Thank you! What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Oh, right, this is North Platte…

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  • OneFinds

    She was in all sorts of legal trouble- burglary etc.. He wasn’t even living in North Platte and has evidence of being in another town on the dates provided BY her! The one that needs help is her! Counseling, something! She is on self destruct mode and is ruining lives in the process! The county att. Needs to look at a case on Both sides before moving forward! It’s sick that they can just take the word of someone and roll! Whatever happened to finding evidense first?

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  • ckthefacts

    What the post failed to include is this was continued til May because the judge asked if the Co. Attorney had enough evidence to take it to trial in March and they said no. Fact is: 1. the only “evidence” they have is the word of a malicious, sick young lady. 2. Mr Niles wasn’t even living in NP or working with this girl last spring 3: The young lady was with someone else the last night in question and was seen publicly with them when this “assault” allegedly took place 4. Mr Niles girl friend was living with him at his place of employment during the summer and he was with her and other family members on Oct. 6th. It amazes me that most people automatically assume guilt without checking the facts, which are available at the courthouse and at the hearings.

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    • Biggie Smalls

      None of which makes ANY difference to the evidence that the county attorney has. The fact is, they wouldn’t have charged him, especially after all this time if they didn’t have a CASE! Someone very close to this told me THEY DO and he will eventually plead “guilty”. I doubt this case makes it to trial too be honest with ya.

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      • ckthefacts

        I don’t know who this “someone” is, but they stated clearly in court today that they didn’t have enough to go to trial yet. It has been dragging on for so long for that reason. @ larry…to some extent you are correct…any choices made are the individuals choices, not the families. Lack of upbringing? He has had an excellent male role model in his grandfather for most of his life. I personally believe the truth will come out and he will be found innocent. But when this happens where will all the mudslingers be? Not on here with an apology, that’s for sure!

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        • Biggie Smalls

          If your statement is correct, why weren’t the charges dismissed? Either you have a hearing problem of its all just lies lies lies.

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      • Yes, they would have charged him without evidence because our county attorney sucks. charge first, ask questions later. ridiculous. look at the apodeca case recently. and before you freak out about that, i don’t know them at all, just using that as an example because it was in the media

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  • truth hurts!!!!

    pedofile. the truth will come out in court. no matter what she is a child and he is an adult!!! if thats what you want to call him. he needs to be sent to prison for life. he did know how old she was. he will get what he deserves in prison!!!

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  • big bad

    the whole niles faimly is one big train wreck.. the mother who did not raise her own children is convicted drug dealer and a cpl other crimes and a bar fly. the older brother is in lincoln for the same crime. the grandmother who kinda raised them is the engine on the train wreck,, the 5 kids did not stand a chance growing up ,

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    • and i suppose you lead a perfect life? what a sad, petty, rude, person you are. truly pitiful. i hope one day when you hit hard times no one is there. people that speak ill like that truly don’t deserve to be pissed on when on fire. what a bully.

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  • SomeTime

    Big Bad- you seem to think you know them- what other “dirt” can you throw out? You have a lot of room to talk! Lets bring up your past! Glass houses.. You can can hide behind a name- not hard to figure out who ya are! People always use the same words!

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  • just saying

    Statutory rape, enough said.

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  • PB

    After having sat through a court case recently and saw the paltry evidence given by the County attorney I have NO faith in the fact that he was arrested and charged. We seem to have overzealous County attornies who charge and then look like fools at trial when they do not have evidence to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt. I say lets wait and presume he is innocent until proven guilty or is that no longer the law of the land? BTW if he is guilty beyond a REASONABLE doubt the penalty should be severe and administered swiftly.

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  • http://northplattepost hiho

    The Whole Town of Hershey and Everywhere Else is in A Better Place With Chad LOCKED UP !!!!!!
    HOPEFULLY THEY WILL LOCK HIM UP FORVER !!!

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    • makesmoresensethanyou

      forever really … wow he is accused of having sex with a girl not murduring her …

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  • larry

    What about the current girl he got pregnant and where is that child ?? Did anyone check out her age or her mental stability?

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  • Something needs done

    Something needs done. And whoever is blaming a 14 y/o girl come on, thats the whole point she is 14! Hope this isn’t your daughter trouble maker or not.

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  • Beesma

    Just minutes ago I told someone I never post on The Post. Just felt it necessary to do so. I don’t understand why the case wasn’t dismissed if the CA didn’t have enough to go to trial. What are they waiting for? Time to railroad someone into making false accusations, or what? I’ve always thought very highly of Koty…very hard worker, would do anything for anyone. I hope the truth prevails in this case. I sincerely hope he isn’t guilty & find the charges difficult to believe if the CA can’t even take it to trial…

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  • big bad

    ok who am I? cheri and amy? u 2 would defend your pedofile family even if u watched them do it with your own eyes.. sad think about it I do feel sorry for the children they did not stand a chance with the family values that they was raised with ..

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    • ckthefacts

      If you have a problem with their family, maybe you should have the guts to confront them and not hide behind a pseudonym. Obviously you have a personal grudge and are not close enough to them to be “in the know” about their circumstances, beliefs, or way of life. If you were, you wouldn’t say the things you do. You are as biased against them as their friends are for them. These posts should be about facts…not personal grudges, lies, and inuendos. By the way, if you know them so well, you should be able to spell their names correctly!

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  • Big bad?

    They were raised with amazing family values and just because he was charged doesn’t prove guilt. Amazing how you claim they were claimed with such bad values, but yet you have terrible grammar.
    #getoveryourself

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  • UhmWhat?

    While I agree that our County Attorney needs to go, I am amazed by the fact that on the Post and other papers we have a dailey report of a GROWN man with a minor. And I have watched and been shocked that people will defend this by blaming a child! I do not care what this girls history is to you, never blame a child!! If a GROWN man such as Niles or Picotte and the hundred others this year know the age of a girl and have ANY contact they are wrong to do so. How can the young men in this area ever understand that they can not continue in this fashion if they watch this mess on here!! And if your on here many times a year as Picotte is. Then lets ralley on the side of the MINOR CHILD!

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  • HUSKERLOVER

    She didn’t tell me she was 14 until after we did it. I knew she was going to pull this on someone else!!

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    • UhmWhat?

      Really do you think any one thinks that is one of you! Stop sleeping with MINOR CHILDREN!

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  • truth hurts!!!!

    the case is set for trial!!!!! were any of you there? the date was set. where do you get your info?

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    • ckthefacts

      I was…were you? It is set for May 14th because the judge asked the county attorney if they had enough to proceed in March…like the other cases…and they stated they did not.

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  • big bad

    they were raised with amazing family?? LMAO.. the mom (A North Platte couple was also sentenced to probation Monday for possession of stolen lottery tickets and possession of methamphetamine.
    Brian Devino, 28, and Amy Niles, 32, each face 18 months probation for their role in the crimes.
    Devino was also sentenced to 60 days in the Lincoln County Jail and electronic monitoring.
    Devino and Niles were arrested after a search warrant was served at their residence and police recovered stolen lottery tickets and meth.
    The tickets were part of a batch of tickets stolen from the Time Saver at Leota and Jeffers Dec. 15, 2003.
    Doors to the convenience store had been pried open and cigarettes, magazines and more than $3,700 worth of lottery tickets were stolen.) The father ran off and left the kids a very long time ago. the grandmother has had more jobs in the north platte area that most people change underwear. the older brother ( A North Platte man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Monday for impregnating a 13-year-old girl.
    Joseph Niles, 21, faced up to 50 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree sexual assault in March. Niles was arrested at the courthouse in August 2010 while after being sentenced on another matter. DNA testing confirmed that Niles was the father of a 14-year-old girl’s baby.) and what part of all that do u find the amazing family values?? oh yea the kids kinda step father that lived with them when they were little ,,United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced Thursday that Brian Craig Devino, 36, formerly of North Platte, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine a year ago.
    Devino admitted giving Stacey N. Gonzalez a small amount of methamphetamine the night that Gonzalez overdosed, Gilg said.
    Gonzalez was found dead in her North Platte home by a family member on Feb. 23, 2011. Police found a small amount of methamphetamine in her bedroom.
    Gonzalez’s family members as well as Devino said Devino and Gonzalez went out for drinks the night before and returned to Gonzalez’s residence with take-out food.
    Devino admitted he provided Gonzalez with a small amount of methamphetamine before leaving her home.
    Gilg said Devino’s charge carried a mandatory minimum prison term of 20 years due to the fact that the use of the methamphetamine resulted in a death.
    THATS SOME FAMILY VALUE…

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    • So you’re talking crap about things that Amy was a part of in 2003? Are you effing serious? That’s 10 years ago. You seriously need to get a life if you’re holding grudges from 10 years ago. Wow. Just wow.

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      • progress not perfection

        To err is human…. people make mistakes and learn lessons from them. I have made my share, and have paid my debt to society. I know that breaking a law is wrong, and that everyone has broken one law or another so who am i to judge anothers mistakes? I also know that everyone has told a lie in their life, so who is to say this girl isn’t making up the story? Mr.Niles isnt perfect, nor is the accuser in this case, but both are innocent until proven guilty. Let the courts decide, that is their job. Why spread more hate and lies in this world …. isn’t there enough already?

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        • That’s what I was trying to say….10 years ago is a long time. People can change and learn a lot in 10 years.

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  • awwwwww

    Chad Hall is just misunderstood. Kinda like Hitler

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  • digger

    stupid people are so stupid they do not realize they are stupid

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  • SomeTimes

    Big Bad- you are an idiot! He wasn’t raised by Brian.. So what does he have to do with it? Dredging up things.. Lets talk about you and where you lived.. And who helped you out! Lets talk about YOUR ex!! Self righteous! I used to feel sorry for you! Now I’m just sorry! Pathetic life you have pointing fingers at everyone else, when you are far from perfect!

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  • big bad

    so who am i?

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  • just sayin

    ……. Must be his new minor girl friend he is with. Girls just don’t make up things like that spec 5 times. There had to be some sort of evidence to bring him to justice!

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    • The NEW girlfriend is the same person he has been with for almost 3 yrs…NOT a minor…and they have a beautiful child together.

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