Western Iowa man sentenced for sex crimes in NE.


September 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 140 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women in Omaha. 46-year-old Todd Mills, of Shelby, was sentenced on two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of using a weapon to commit a felony. He pleaded no contest in June. Authorities say the attacks took place in September 2008 and August 2010. A Douglas County judge sentenced Mills to 110 to 140 years in prison.

Police say Mills, a father of five children, picked up women in his car, assaulted them at gunpoint and left them in remote areas. Mills is suspected in similar attacks in Pottawattamie County in Iowa.