S-12-1169, State v. Nathan Brauer (Appellant)
Cheyenne County, Judge Derek Weimer
Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) --- Maren Lynn Chaloupka (Chaloupka Holyoke Snyder Chaloupka Longoria & Kishiyama) (Appellant)
Criminal: Third degree sexual assault of a child
Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty by the trial court. He was sentenced 24 to 36 months in prison. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals that was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Issues: The district court erred in finding the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the touch in question was for purposes of “sexual gratification.”