Posted 12 months ago
By Scott Carlson
A 27-year-old North Platte man who was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl is going to prison.
On Monday, Lincoln County District Court Judge Richard Birch sentenced Stanley Churchwell to 15 to 25 years in prison.
According to court records, prosecutors say Churchwell raped the girl, who has a child from the assault, in July of last year.
Churchwell claims the sex was consensual.
As part of his sentence, Churchwell will be required to register as a sex offender.