Documents reveal new information on sexual assault case involving former Crete teacher

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Court documents reveal new information regarding a former Crete High School employee facing three counts of sexual assault.

Matthew T. Hoffman, 41, was arrested by the Saline County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 17 for reportedly committing three acts of sexual assault of a protected individual. Hoffman, of Dorchester, Nebraska, was released on bail in late January.

New details surrounding the reported incidents are outlined in an affidavit for a search warrant on Feb. 2 that resulted in the possession of Hoffman’s work computer, which was taken from Crete High School at the suggestion of the school district’s superintendent.

The documents state the superintendent was “concerned that a Crete Public School computer….that was operated and used by teacher Matthew Hoffman may have inappropriate material on it.”

In addition, the documents state two previous search warrants were served on Hoffman’s cell phones, which revealed Snapchat videos of minors drinking alcohol with Hoffman, and several text messages with one of the victims that are “sexual in nature.”

According to court records, the alleged assaults go as far back as June of 2017 and are as recent as January 8th of 2018.

Hoffman is scheduled to be arraigned in Saline County Court on March 7.

The superintendent of Crete Public Schools confirmed that Hoffman voluntarily resigned his position Crete High School on February 19.