A 71-year-old retired Southeast Nebraska teacher faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of third-degree sexual assault of a child.
An Otoe County jury found Gene Schoemann of Nehawka guilty Thursday.
Schoemann taught math and coached for more than 30 years in the Conestoga Public Schools system.
Prosecutors said he molested a 12-year-old he was tutoring. Schoemann testified he was a greeter at a Nebraska City Wal-Mart when he met the child and his family.
Schoemann is set to be sentenced April 22. In addition to facing prison time, he will have to register as a sex offender.
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