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Former South Sioux City coach charged with abusing student

March 29, 2021 GMT

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested a former South Sioux City High School assistant football coach on charges he sexually assaulted a student.

The Sioux City Journal reported Monday that Nathan Rogers, 25, of South Sioux City, was arrested Friday and held in the Dakota County Jail on a bond of $1 million. He’s charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and child abuse. His initial court appearance will be Tuesday.

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The charges stem from allegations by a 15-year-old girl that Rogers grabbed and sexually assaulted her at his home last December. She told investigators she had gone to his home because Rogers promised her a vape pen, used to inhale nicotine and flavorings.

It’s illegal in Nebraska for those under age 21 to buy our use vape products.

Rogers claimed the girl agreed to have sex with him.

The school district said Rogers hadn’t been employed by the district since March 3, the day police were contacted about the allegations. He was still listed Monday on the football team website as a receivers and defensive backs coach.