A 29-year-old Nebraska Panhandle woman has been charged with extorting money from a man who’s now charged with molesting her 7-year-old daughter.
Jason Frei, of Potter, faces a felony charge of child sexual assault. Authorities say the 55-year-old groped the girl while giving her mother a massage on Aug. 15. The Associated Press isn’t using the mother’s name, in order to protect the girl’s privacy.
The woman later reported the incident. But the Cheyenne County deputy who investigated the case says Frei reported that the woman said she wouldn’t report the molestation if he paid her $20,000. A court document says Frei said he’d paid the woman $10,000 and showed the investigator a bank withdrawal receipt.
Authorities for Frei and the woman didn’t return calls Wednesday from The Associated Press.