PONCA, Neb. (KCAU) — A Siouxland man was taken into custody for sexual assault charges.

According to a release from the Dixon County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Reams, 50, of Ponca was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.  

According to court documents, a pair of siblings had been spending time with Reams and stayed at his residence overnight. Reams allegedly woke up one of the children through inappropriate contact and attempted to sexually assault the child.

The documents continue to say the victim’s sibling was able to hear the victim crying. After the victim explained the crime, the siblings sought help from a nearby resident who contacted the authorities at approximately 3:45 a.m.

The responding officer decided to take the children to the Dixon County Sheriff’s Office where they contacted the children’s mother and Norfolk’s Child Advocacy Center.

A warrant was issued for Reams’ arrest resulting from the alleged incident and was subsequently charged with sexual assault of a child which, according to the release, is punishable by up to three years of prison.