A Nebraska man experienced his parents’ worst nightmare when he got home from work earlier this month and is said to have discovered a semi-naked man hiding in his closet. him, along with his half-naked daughter.
That suspect was later identified as 48 years old Devon Whitlow of a 15 year old girl. She also identified him as the man who sexually assaulted her, according to Lincoln Police Department.
An arrest affidavit reported that Whitlow came to the young woman’s home on February 2 and asked to use the bathroom. The woman, who is believed to be a minor, told police that Whitlow had come to the home uninvited, but she agreed to the request because he was an ordinary acquaintance.
However, Whitlow is said to have not left after using the facility. Instead, according to the affidavit, he grabbed the landlord’s hand, dragged her upstairs, and sexually assaulted her in a bedroom closet. The victim told police that her father returned home a short time later.
Whitlow is currently behind bars, charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child. That carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in Nebraska and applies to individuals over the age of 19 who sexually assault a minor under the age of 12 and individuals over the age of 25 who assault a child under the age of 16. Individuals with convictions face a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.
Police took him into the Lancaster County Corrections Department on Tuesday, which is also his birthday. He’s still there with a $500,000 deposit.
He previously spent almost three years at the facility starting in 2016, with prison records revealing that he served time after being found guilty of theft. He also got an extra time to serve his sentence for assault that occurred while he was in custody at the facility.
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