A 29-year-old Sioux City, Iowa man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 1 misdemeanor. 

Misael Aldaz Armendariz, formerly of Inman, appeared in Holt County District Court on Aug. 19. 

District Court Judge Mark Kozisek sentenced the defendant to 180 days in Holt County Jail. 

According to the state’s good time law, Aldaz Amerndariz must served at least 98 days of his sentence. 

The defendant also was ordered to pay $147 to the court clerk within 180 days of his release from imprisonment. 

According to state statute any person who, by any act, encourages, causes, or contributes to the delinquency or need for special supervision of a child under 18 years of age, so that such child becomes, or will tend to become, a delinquent child, or a child in need of special supervision, commits contributing to the delinquency of a child.

According to court documents, Aldaz Armendariz originally appeared in Holt County Court on Oct. 24 and waived his preliminary hearing for alleged incest, a Class 2A felony, occurring from December 2017 through April 2018. 

Holt County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ed Nordby was called to St. Mary’s Catholic School in O’Neill after a family member reported the possible abuse to Fr. Bernard Starman.

The victim was later interviewed by the Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center. During the interview the victim said they came forth with the information because their mother was worried about another child in their home being “touched.”

The defendant was arrested on July 2, 2018 and his bond was set at 10 percent of $100,000.

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I grew up 10 miles southwest of Stuart on the Greger family ranch. I graduated from West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson in 1997 and Northeast Community College in Norfolk in journalism in 1999.

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