The judge called it ``an everybody loses case.''
Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder said he agreed to the plea deal to spare the victims, who were 11 and 13 years old at the time of the crimes, from having to testify. The incidents happened between April and October of last year.
Public defender Lee Timan pushed for a lower sentence, saying Rothstein had no prior criminal history and had been diagnosed with bipolar and schizoaffective disorders.
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