Feb 11, 2020 3:29 PM

Man imprisoned for violent youth center escape, other crimes

Posted Feb 11, 2020 3:29 PM

One of two people who attacked a staff member before escaping the state's Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney more than a year ago has been imprisoned.

Court records say 18-year-old Edward Gonzales was sentenced Friday to five to 10 years in prison for the escape assault and other crimes last year.

Gonzales have said Gonzales and Luke Cuello attacked a center employee on Feb. 24, 2019, when she was bringing Cuello medication he had requested.

The two then freed two other teenagers and escaped.

Cuello was sentenced last year to one to six years in prison.

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Former Pine Ridge doctor sentenced for child sex abuse

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been sentenced for sexually abusing Native American children while on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

Seventy-one-year-old Stanley Patrick Weber of Spearfish was sentenced Monday in federal court to five consecutive life sentences for five aggravated sexual abuse charges.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Weber also was sentenced to 15 years on each of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

Weber was sentenced last year to 18 years in prison for similar crimes against boys on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.

Weber also was ordered to pay $800,000 in fines.