Authorities investigating Papillion gymnastics coach say there may be more child victims

Alexander Thomas
Alexander Thomas(Sarpy County Courts)
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 4:21 PM CDT
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PAPILLION, Neb. (WOWT) - Sarpy County authorities are looking into the possibility that there may be more young victims of sexual assault after an assistant coach was arrested on Wednesday.

Alexander Thomas, 30, was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of third-degree sexual assault of a child but could even more charges as the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the issue.

Anyone with information is regarding the charges against Thomas is encouraged to contact the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit at 402-593-2288.

The address on court documents matched that of a gymnastics club in Papillion. Based on locations and timeframes of Thomas’ employment, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility that there may be additional victims.

SCSO is “grateful for the courage of the victim and others who have come forward with information.”

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