Kimball City Councilman resigns after conviction in sexual assault case
A 12-year Kimball City Councilman found guilty of attempted first-degree sexual assault has resigned his elected position.
The City of Kimball confirmed they received a letter from 48-year-old Scott Haun this morning announcing his resignation. State Statutes require any elected official who is convicted of a crime to resign their position.
Haun entered a no contest plea to the charge Thursday morning in a plea agreement with prosecutors. The class three felony has a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison.
A court affidavit says the alleged abuse took place Sept. 3 at the boy's home in rural Scotts Bluff County.
The plea was made following a hearing last week in which Scotts Bluff County District Judge Randy Lippstreu denied several defense motions, including one that asked for a mental evaluation of the victim. Lippstreu also denied a motion to suppress statements Haun made to police during two interviews and rejected a motion to suppress a sexual encounter the councilman had with the mother and father the same day the alleged assault took place.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 11th at 2:30 p.m.
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