Nebraska Revised Statute 28-316.01

Chapter 28

28-316.01.

Sexual abuse by a school employee; penalty.

(1) For purposes of this section:

(a) Sexual contact has the same meaning as in section 28-318;

(b) Sexual penetration has the same meaning as in section 28-318;

(c) School employee means a person nineteen years of age or older who is employed by a public, private, denominational, or parochial school approved or accredited by the State Department of Education; and

(d) Student means a person at least sixteen but not more than nineteen years of age enrolled in or attending a public, private, denominational, or parochial school approved or accredited by the State Department of Education, or who was such a person enrolled in or who attended such a school within ninety days of any violation of this section.

(2) A person commits the offense of sexual abuse by a school employee if a school employee subjects a student in the school to which such employee is assigned for work to sexual penetration or sexual contact, or engages in a pattern or scheme of conduct to subject a student in the school to which such employee is assigned for work to sexual penetration or sexual contact. It is not a defense to a charge under this section that the student consented to such sexual penetration or sexual contact.

(3) Any school employee who engages in sexual penetration with a student is guilty of sexual abuse by a school employee in the first degree. Sexual abuse by a school employee in the first degree is a Class IIA felony.

(4) Any school employee who engages in sexual contact with a student is guilty of sexual abuse by a school employee in the second degree. Sexual abuse by a school employee in the second degree is a Class IIIA felony.

(5) Any school employee who engages in a pattern or scheme of conduct with the intent to subject a student to sexual penetration or sexual contact is guilty of sexual abuse by a school employee in the third degree. Sexual abuse by a school employee in the third degree is a Class IV felony.

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