A North Platte man is in jail after authorities say he raped a woman.
On July 28, 2018 Deputies were called to check the welfare of a couple of individuals on the roadway by Lake Maloney, south of North Platte. Deputies found a female subject with a male subject. The female could not speak English and it was very difficult for Deputies to communicate with her. Eventually Deputies were able to get an interpreter and spoke with the female at length.
Over the course of several days, Deputies conducted an investigation and found the female was allegedly forcibly raped by the male she was originally found with. Additionally the male subject had contacted the female after the alleged assault and wanted her to change her story.
On August 9, 2018 Deputies made contact with 26-year-old Austin Klatt. Klatt was arrested for First Degree Sexual Assault, Third Degree Domestic Assault, Tampering with a Witness and Disturbing the Peace. Klatt was placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center.