Nebraska woman convicted for sex relationship with 14 year-old girl

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ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) -- A 24-year-old Alliance woman has taken a plea deal and been convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Online court records say Molleigh Valdez is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 3. She pleaded no contest on Wednesday in Scotts Bluff County District Court to a lowered charge of sexual assault of a child.

The girl's mother had gone to police in November with suspicions about the woman's relationship with the 14-year-old. The girl later told authorities that she and Valdez had engaged in sexual activity. Under Nebraska law, people 19 and over cannot have sexual contact with people under 16.