Former SSCHS coach to be tried simultaneously for teen sexual assault charges

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KCAU) – A former South Sioux City High School (SSCHS) staff member accused of sexually assaulting teenagers in two separate incidences was seen in court on Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, Nathan Rogers, a former SSCHS employee, waived his right to a speedy trial and will have a status hearing on November 9 to determine if both parties are ready for trial in February. Court officials have decided to merge Roger’s charges and try him at the same time for both incidences.

In March, Rogers was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while he was working as a coach at SSCHS. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and child abuse.

Following his arrest, students at SSCHS formed a walk-out in April to protest issues within the school system.

A few weeks after the walk-out, Rogers was arrested again on sexual assault charges. This time, Rogers was arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child, generating a visual depiction of sexually explicit condition, possession of visual depiction of sexually explicit condition, child abuse, visual depiction, and sexual abuse by a school employee.

In May and June, Rogers pleaded not guilty to all charges in both arrests.

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