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A 43-year-old Lincoln man went to prison Friday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. 

David S. Price got 10 to 15 years for second-degree sexual assault and another sexual offense. He pleaded no contest.

Lincoln police arrested Price on April 25, one day after the girl described multiple incidents of sexual abuse by him to a forensic interviewer, according to court documents.

In a letter to the judge, the victim said she wanted Price to get help, not to go to prison, Price's attorney, John Ball, said Friday, arguing for probation.

Price, who had no criminal record before this, said he was truly sorry for the mistake that he made.

"Something came over me," he said.

Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Amy Goodro said the state respectfully disagreed with Ball's position, as well as the victim's and her mother's.

As much of a disconnect as there may be between Price and what he did, he still was the man who committed this crime, she said.

Lancaster County District Judge Andrew Jacobsen said what Price did was a serious offense and he couldn't consider him suitable for probation. With good time, he will have to serve five years.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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