Former Lincoln High coach accused of sexual assault enters not guilty plea

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A former Lincoln High School girls basketball coach, who was arrested for first-degree sexual assault in December, entered a not guilty plea in a written wavier of arraignment and physical appearance.

Marcus Perry, 33, was the varsity girls basketball coach and a in-school suspension technician at Lincoln High when the reports were brought forward late last year.

A victim initially reported the incident on Dec. 8, a day after the reported assault took place in an in-school suspension room.

A probable cause affidavit for Perry's arrest said he voluntarily came to the Lincoln Police Department on Dec. 12 and spoke with officers about how he touched the victim.

He was then released and cited and lodged for first-degree sexual assault and felony child abuse on Dec. 14.

Lincoln High placed Perry on administrative leave.