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Former sheriff’s deputy faces another sex assault charge

February 26, 2019
This undated booking photo released by Johnson County Sheriff's Office shows Nicholas Bridgmon. The Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the department in 2015. Court records tie Bridgmon, a Seward County deputy, to the additional women but he hasn't yet been charged in those cases. The investigation began when a polygraph test administered by another department he was seeking to join showed deception on his part. (Johnson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former sheriff’s deputy is facing another sexual assault charge in southeast Nebraska.

Lancaster County Court records say 30-year-old Nicholas Bridgmon, of Pleasant Dale, is charged with sexual assault of a minor. Investigators say Bridgmon had sex with a 15-year-old girl at a Lincoln apartment in August 2007, shortly after he turned 19. He’s already been charged in Johnson County with forcible sexual assault that authorities say occurred in July 2007.

His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press.

The Nebraska State Patrol says in court documents that investigators have linked him to at least five potential victims. The patrol investigation began with a polygraph test for a patrol job he was seeking.

Seward County Sheriff Mike Vance says Bridgmon resigned Friday.