A North Platte man has been accused of raping a woman last October.
According to North Platte Police Department (NPPD) Public Information Officer Rodney Brown, an Officer responded to the Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC) Emergency Room at around 4:00 a.m. on October 15, 2012 on the report of a possible sexual assault.
Upon arrival, a 19-year-old female told the Officer that she has been raped at a residence in the 2400 block of West 9th Street earlier that morning. The victim alleged that she had been by awakened by 19-year-old Joshua Walsh attempting to have sexual intercourse with her. She said that following the assault, she was taken to GPRMC to seek medical assistance.
Through the course of the investigation, a DNA sample was taken from Walsh and submitted to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab for analysis. The results indicated the presence of Walsh’s DNA on the victim.
Investigators determined there was probable cause to charge Walsh with the crime.
He was arrested on August 20, 2013, and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault, a Class II Felony.
Walsh was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center where he is being held without bond.