LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been sentenced to 50 to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting and beating a woman in August 2014.
52-year-old J.C. Thomas was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County District Court as a habitual offender.
District Judge Susan Strong called Thomas “every woman’s worst nightmare” in handing down the sentence, noting he was on parole when he committed the crime.
Prosecutors say Thomas lured four women to his car and beat or raped them. In a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to just one count of first-degree sexual assault.
Thomas has two prior felony convictions — one in Tennessee and another in Arkansas — and prosecutors say he has spent most of his life in prison.