Thursday 3rd December 2020

A 28-year-old Nelson resident charged with sex-related felonies involving a juvenile earlier this year changed his plea in court on Friday, November 20.

A probable-cause statement says on March 28, the victim expressed to her mother that she was experiencing physical discomfort from inappropriate sexual acts. The girl later described the incident in explicit details to a child-safe investigator.

Court documents say Kenneth Dean Nease II withdrew his not-guilty plea that he entered on July 13 and pleaded guilty to a Class A Felony for Child Molestation in the First Degree; and an Unclassified Felony for Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy in the First Degree.

Nease, who was scheduled to have a two-day jury trial in February, is scheduled to be sentenced on January 4, 2021, at Saline County Circuit Court.