The lawyer for a former first-grade teacher from Nebraska accused of sexually abusing six young girls says his client's alleged confession is simply “hearsay.”
Gregory Sedlacek, 30, is accused of assaulting six students at Fontenelle Elementary School in Omaha.
“He admitted to touching all of the kids that we have charged,” Deputy County Attorney Molly Keane told a judge on Wednesday, the same day that Sedlacek waived his right to a preliminary hearing for the charges, KETV reports.
Sedlacek was arrested on Dec. 3 after another teacher reported seeing him with his hand up a 7-year-old girl’s skirt in the playground a few weeks earlier, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Prosecutors said some of the victims claimed to have been molested on several occasions. Some of the assaults allegedly occurred inside a classroom.
The alleged incidents took place between August and November. Sedlacek was placed on administrative leave immediately after the playground complaint was made, according to a school spokesperson.
Sedlacek’s attorney, Marc Delman, however, claims that his client’s supposed confession were hearsay.
“Right now, it’s pure hearsay,” Delman KETV, adding that he has plans to file motions to make sure the alleged confession was obtained legally.
Sedlacek faces six counts of first-degree sexual assault on a child and one count of third-degree sexual assault on a child. If convicted, he could face up to 120 years in prison. Sedlacek is being held without bail.
He reportedly taught at the school for three years.
[Photo: Omaha Police Department]
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