Hooper Man Found Guilty of Third-Degree Sexual Assault

STANTON - A 65-year-old Hooper man was found guilty earlier this week of third-degree sexual assault.  Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger reports that Steven Sprick was convicted during a bench trial before County Judge Michael Long. Sprick was arrested last fall following an investigation by Stanton and Do8dge county sheriff’s officers. Sprick was a bus driver for a Dodge County school district, and  was charged with inappropriately touching a female student from Dodge County who was attending an FFA high school event in rural Stanton County.  Long set sentencing for June in Stanton County Court. Sprick faces up to one year in prison, and will have to register as a sex offender.