A Holt County millionaire was found guilty and sentenced to jail on several charges in Holt County District Court on Monday.
Following a jury trial, Kenneth Kipple was found guilty of two counts of criminal child enticement and one count of tampering with a witness. Kipple was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 3 years to 5 years and ordered to register as a sex offender. According to Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly, several members of the Bikers Against Child Abuse Motorcycle Club attended the sentencing.
"On behalf of the victims and the people of the State of Nebraska, I am pleased with how this case turned out," Kelly said. "This was a very hard fought battle that lasted three years. Mr. Kipple was a millionaire by virtue of his inheritance, and was able to employ as many as 5 defense attorneys to assist him. At the end of it all, after years of work by law enforcement, and after days of witness testimony, it took the jury less than an hour to find Mr. Kipple guilty as charged on all counts."
Although this chapter is closed, Kelly said the overall investigation of Mr. Kipple and any allegations of crimes against children will remain ongoing.