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Former Papillion coach facing felony sex abuse charge appears in court

Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2021 at 1:25 PM CDT
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PAPILLION, Neb. (WOWT) - A former Papillion South High School coach facing a felony charge of sexual abuse of a student was booked and made his first court appearance on Thursday morning.

Stephen A. Gentry, 29, appeared in front of Judge Robert Wester, who issued a $10,000 or 10% bond — with the stipulation that he have no contact with any minors who are not part of his household. He was then booked into Sarpy County Jail.

Stephen A. Gentry, a former Papillion South High School coach facing a felony charge of sexual...
Stephen A. Gentry, a former Papillion South High School coach facing a felony charge of sexual abuse of a student, was booked and made his first court appearance on Thursday morning, March 18, 2021.(Sarpy County Corrections)

A Sarpy County Court judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Gentry, who faces a charge of third-degree sexual abuse by a school employee, a Class 4 felony.

His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 13.

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