Three western Nebraska public school officials face misdemeanor charges, accused of failing to report what authorities say is case of sexual abuse among wrestling team members.
The Nebraska State Patrol says it cited three Maxwell Public Schools' officials on suspicion of failure to make a report of child abuse. Cited were superintendent Danny Twarling, high school principal Aubrey Boucher and wrestling coach Ryan Jones.
An affidavit filed by a State Patrol investigator says the case began with reports of an underage wrestling team member being held down by other team members and sodomized with a soda bottle and, on another occasion, being groped on a school bus. The investigator says the three school officials knew of the accusations, but did not report them to authorities.