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Omaha school principal arrested in teacher molestation case

February 8, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha elementary school principal who had been placed on leave after a teacher at the school was charged with abusing students has now been arrested.

Omaha television station KETV reports that police took Eric Nelson into custody on Friday on suspicion of felony child abuse. Police say Nelson did not report suspected abuse by Greg Sedlacek, who was a first-grade teacher at Fontenelle Elementary. State law requires educators to report suspected abuse of children.

The 30-year-old Sedlacek has been charged with multiple counts of sexually assaulting 6- and 7-year-old girls, who were students in his classes. He was arrested in early December after other teachers reported seeing him molest a 7-year-old girl on the school’s playground.

Nelson was placed on leave a week later.

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Information from: KETV-TV, http://www.ketv.com

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