Former Crete High teacher pleads guilty to misdemeanor sex assault charges
A former Crete High School teacher pleaded guilty to amended sexual assault charges Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors.
Saline County Attorney Tad Eickman filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the felony charges against Matthew T. Hoffman, 41, of Dorchester, in exchange for his pleas to two misdemeanor charges of third-degree sexual assault.
A judge in January sealed an affidavit with details supporting Hoffman’s arrest. But the felony complaint filed then and the misdemeanor complaint filed last week both list the same initials for the two victims and say the assaults happened between June 29, 2017, and Jan. 8.
Saline County sheriff’s deputies arrested Hoffman on Jan. 19. He is out of jail on bond.
Tuesday, Saline County Judge Linda Bauer accepted Hoffman’s pleas and set his sentencing for November. He faces up to a year in jail on each of the charges.
When he was arrested, Hoffman was a Success Academy teacher at Crete High School. He resigned Feb. 9.