Beatrice Man Sent to Prison, For Enticement of Underage Female

BEATRICE – A 23-year-old Beatrice man has been handed a two-year state prison sentence for enticement by electronic device and attempted violation of the state’s sex offender registry law.

Zachary Craven will serve two-year terms on each of the convictions, concurrently.  Craven sought to be sent to sex offender treatment at a state regional center, but Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner said conditions being faced by the State of Nebraska didn’t allow for that option.

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Craven was serving post-release supervision when the crimes were committed.  He’ll be on one year of post-release supervision after his prison term.

Craven was given credit for 204 days spent in jail, and he could be eligible for release from prison to go on supervision, in about eight-and-a-half months.  He is subject to Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registration Act.

Craven was on a 25-year sex offender registration requirement when he was arrested by Beatrice Police for violations involving a 15-year-old female victim.

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