Colorado man accused of 2014 Nebraska child sex assault

February 15, 2019

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Colorado resident is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl when she was an art student of his in western Nebraska.

Scotts Bluff County Court records say 45-year-old Steven J. Barraza, of Englewood, Colorado, is charged with sexual assault of a child. Records showed Friday that he remained in Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center, pending $150,000 bail. The court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. Barraza was arrested Jan. 30 in Colorado.

The court records say the girl reported that they had sex twice in 2014, once at Barraza’s Gering home, where he gave art lessons, and once at a motel.