An Omaha dance instructor has been charged with sexually assaulting three boys.
Teneko T. Penn, 23, is accused of assaulting the boys between 2008 and 2010, when the children were between 7 and 13 years old.
A Douglas County Court judge ordered Penn held on $100,000 bail. He must pay $10,000 to be released. He remained in jail Wednesday.
Penn was charged with first-degree sexual assault and two counts of first-degree forcible sexual assault. All three charges are felonies.
An arrest warrant was issued June 1 after the three boys reported anal and oral penetration by Penn. They came forward after seeing a news report on the scandal involving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, court documents stated.
Omaha police said officers were unable to find Penn until Saturday morning, when he was arrested at the Juneteenth parade.
Lt. Darci Tierney, a police spokeswoman, said Penn worked closely with Omaha young people as a dance instructor. She did not know where he was currently employed.
According to court documents, Penn did not come into contact with the alleged victims through any dance class or program.
In 2006, Penn was convicted in Douglas County Juvenile Court of first-degree sexual assault of a child. According to court documents, Penn transmitted a sexual disease to the victim. His juvenile court record has been sealed.
A preliminary hearing will be held next month to determine if there is enough evidence for Penn to stand trial.
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