Gering Man Accused of Lewd Texts Reaches Plea Deal

Anthony Stricker

Anthony Stricker

A Gering man accused of sending lewd messages to young teenage girls has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

According to court records, 20-year-old Anthony Stricker was convicted Thursday of attempted sexual assault of a minor and one count of enticement by an electronic device.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Stricker sent text messages to several young teens in March and April. He is accused of asking the girls to send nude pictures of themselves and whether they were interested in having sex.

Investigators say one girl admitted to having sex with Stricker.

The station says Stricker could get 25 years in prison when he is sentenced.