BEAVER CITY, Neb. — The trial of a central Nebraska man accused of human trafficking is underway.

Opening statements were made Wednesday morning in the jury trial of William Quinn, of Beaver City.

Quinn is accuse of sexual assault and human trafficking of a young girl over a seven-month period in 2020.

The Furnas County Court has dropped one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child. But he still faces 14 other counts, to all of which he has pleaded not guilty.

All 14 counts are related to the same alleged victim.

In opening statements, the prosecution claimed Quinn had groomed the alleged victim and sexually assaulted her when he knew she was underage and “pimped” her out to friends and strangers.

The defense alleged the girl was trying to scam the men she had contact with.