Newell Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 9-year-old Pleads Guilty


A Newell man accused of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old boy back in June has pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault, among other charges.

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Kevin Halstead is now facing five to 20 years in prison.

If he violates any of the terms during his supervision, he’ll be sentenced to 25 to 100 years.

Attorney David Cross said the agreement spares the victim from having to go through with a trial.

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His father, Karl is charged with aiding and abetting a sexual assault.

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