A transient convicted of groping a woman in May has pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree sexual assault and first-degree trespassing in a recent case, according to court records.

A probable cause affidavit shows a 31-year-old woman was sleeping with her baby early Thursday morning in the basement of a house near 14th and Adams streets when she awoke to Laurance Dollison, 35, groping her.

The woman screamed and told him to leave, according to the affidavit.

Dollison may have entered through a back door that was left unlocked.

Two others in the house heard the victim scream and saw Dollison near the basement stairs. Dollison reportedly left after one of them told him to leave.

Police found Dollison walking near 12th and P streets around 5 a.m., and arrested him.

Dollison was sentenced to jail time in May for groping a woman at a University of Nebraska-Lincoln library and trying to kiss a woman downtown immediately after.

He remained in jail Monday on $50,000 bond.

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