Madonna School says Sedlacek worked there and ‘may have acted inappropriately’

December 7, 2018

An Omaha school says Gregory Sedlacek, a teacher charged with sexual assault of a child, may have behaved inappropriately with its students.

Madonna School, which serves children and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities, announced Thursday that Sedlacek worked there from May 2010 to June 2011.

Jon Burt, the president of the school, said he was told Tuesday by a staff member that there had been an incident involving Sedlacek. He said a records search and interviews with current and former staff concluded that there was one incident in which Sedlacek may have acted inappropriately.

Four students alleged that, on an outing to the Maple Street YMCA, Sedlacek touched them inappropriately on the shoulders and back during a game of water tag. The school has forwarded its information to the Omaha Police Department.

Burt said people with concerns or seeking additional information can call the school at 402-556-1883.

Sedlacek has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child in connection with an incident at Omaha’s Fontenelle Elementary School. He has also said he touched girls inappropriately at a school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and at Omaha’s Sacred Heart Catholic School, prosecutors say.

Sedlacek also was a volunteer at Holy Name School.

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