New bid for relief filed by convicted rapist

A man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Scottsbluff girl ten years ago has filed a new motion for post-conviction relief. The Star Herald says Henry Delgado, now 48, is asking the court to overturn his sentence, claiming the attorneys from the Public Defender's office who were appointed to assist him with his defense did not provide adequate counsel.

Delgado was convicted in November, 2003 of kidnapping the girl in April of that year ad taking her to the Wildcat Hills south of Gering, where she was rescued by local authorities following the county's first use of an Amber Alert.

Delgado was given a life sentence for kidnapping and an additional fifty to seventy years for sexual assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm. District judge Randy Lippstreu has given Delgado's new court appointed attorney Len Tabor and Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner until mid-April to file briefs on the latest motion.

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