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Former prosecutor gets probation in domestic assault case

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) _ A former Sarpy County prosecutor accused of domestic assault has been given 18 months of probation.

Sarpy County Court records say 48-year-old Jennifer Hessig was sentenced Tuesday in Papillion. She’d pleaded guilty in May to disorderly conduct and four counts of disturbing the peace. The charges had been lowered from domestic assault and negligent child abuse in exchange for her pleas.

The judge also ordered Hessig to attend a batterer intervention program and not drink alcohol.

The charges stemmed from a July 3, 2017, incident in which Sarpy County deputies were called to Hessig’s home to investigate an altercation between Hessig and her husband. A court document says five children were home at the time.

Hessig later resigned from her position with the Sarpy County attorney’s office.

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