GERING, Neb. — A 37-year-old teacher has been charged with felony first-degree sexual assault after allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
Police arrested Richard “Rico” Cobos of Gering on a warrant Tuesday, according to Scotts Bluff County Court records.
The accuser told police Cobos sexually assaulted her several times between 2009 and 2012. She said the abuse happened at his Gering home and during trips to Rapid City, S.D., and in Broadwater, Neb.
Cobos teaches junior high math in the Mitchell school district. The girl he is accused of molesting is not a student there.
Mitchell school officials had not answered an inquiry about his employment status Thursday afternoon.
Cobos was being held on $500,000 bail before a schedule court appearance Friday.