A newly unsealed affidavit shows that the third time the girl told officials about sexual abuse, the Nebraska State Patrol investigated, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office prosecuted, and Sean Vilmont was arrested.
Members of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department dive team located the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's wife was able to get out and was helped to shore by a bystander at Cottonmill Lake.
A new report from The Sentencing Project found one of every 58 Black residents in the state are in prison — a rate of nearly nine times that of white people. "Honestly, I wasn't surprised," said Sen. Terrell McKinney.
The Rev. Michael Gutgsell, who served as chancellor of the Omaha archdiocese from 1994 to 2003 and has served as a parish priest since then, turned himself in Friday morning. He was released on his own recognizance.