Darryl Lierman's bond was reduced on Wednesday morning during his first court appearance where he is facing 11 felonies, including four counts of first degree sexual assault of a child.
Darryl and Julie Lierman, both of Neligh, appeared in Antelope County District Court.
Darryl Lierman, 49, is facing 11 felony charges - four counts of first degree sexual assault of a child (class 1B felonies), three counts of third degree sexual assault of a child and four counts of child abuse (class IIIA felonies).
Represented by Ron Temple, Lierman's attorney request a preliminary hearing, which judge Mark Johnson set for Monday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m. The state requested Lierman's bond be set at $500,000 with the provision he cannot come into contact with children under the age of 19.
Temple asked that the bond be cut in half - to $250,000 - with supervised contact with children. The state objected to both terms.
Johnson lowered the bond to $200,000 with no contact with children under the age of 19.
Julie Lierman faces a charge of child neglect (class I misdemeanor) and appeared in court without council. Lierman requested court-appointed council and will file an affidavit for such.
Both Darryl Lierman and Julie Lierman were arrested on July 14 in Neligh.
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Correction: The bond was set at $200,000 and not $250,000 as was originally reported. The ACN regrets this error.