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Lincoln high school coach accused of sex assault of student

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say a Lincoln high school basketball coach and faculty member has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault of a student.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 33-year-old Marcus Perry, an in-school suspension technician and coach of the Links’ varsity girls’ basketball team, was arrested Thursday. Perry is accused of assaulting a student in an in-school suspension room.

Principal Mark Larson says in a written statement that the incident did not involve a member of the basketball team.

Officials say Perry, a former Nebraska basketball player, joined the high school staff in early 2016. He was named the girls’ basketball coach that summer.

A phone number for Perry could not be found Thursday. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.

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