Kearney trial set for man accused of assaulting student

KEARNEY, NE (AP) – A new trial date has been scheduled for a man accused of sexually assaulting a University of Nebraska at Kearney student in Kearney.

The new Buffalo County Court date for 19-year-old Prestin Melroy is July Second. He’s pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault without consent. His previously scheduled trial starting dates were February, March and May.

He’s also a co-defendant in another case. Melroy and 19-year-old Zachary Reikofski have pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of forcible sexual assault. Court records say that alleged crime occurred on the same day as the crime alleged in Melroy’s misdemeanor sex assault case.

Their next Buffalo County District Court hearing in that case is scheduled for June 13th.