An Omaha first grade teacher with ties to South Dakota is accused of touching students inappropriately, but KELOLAND News has learned there could be more victims, including in South Dakota.
30-year-old Gregory Sedlacek’s made his first court appearance in Omaha Friday at the Douglas County Courthouse.
The hearing came just days after school officials at Fontenelle Elementary learned Sedlacek allegedly touched a seven year old girl’s buttocks while sitting on a slide with her back in late November.
“Somebody saw some inappropriate contact, not actual assault, some inappropriate contact and alerted it to to the CPS Hotline,” Omaha police officer Tracy Scherer said.
Child Protective Services contacted police and launched an investigation.
Police say the incident was allegedly caught on the school’s security cameras.
“You can’t see any type of act on the video, we need our victim to talk to us, so we could not do anything without the victim talking to us,” Scherer said.
But that might not Sedlacek’s only victim.
Prosecutors said in court, Sedlacek admitted he made inappropriate contact with several other students during his teaching career, including when he taught in Pine Ridge.
KELOLAND News reached out to the Pine Ridge Indian schools for comment, but haven’t heard back from them.
Sedlacek is being held without bail and faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life if convicted.