Trials Unlikely For Ex-Omaha Teacher After Charge Is Dropped

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Omaha-area high school English teacher is unlikely to be prosecuted further over allegations of sexually abusing five young women and a girl after a judge dismissed one of the criminal charges against him.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told the Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday that the now-dismissed first-degree sexual assault charge against Andrew McGreevy was his office's “best case." He said prosecutors planned to dismiss the other five charges against McGreevy.

McGreevy, 41, faced five charges of first-degree sexual assault and one charge of third-degree sexual assault of a child over allegations dating from 2002 through 2014. He lost his teaching job at Millard North High School after being charged.

Douglas County District Judge Marlon Polk dismissed a first-degree sexual assault charge stemming from a now 30-year-old woman's report that she was assaulted backstage at a play by him when she was 17.

The woman testified that she knew her assailant was McGreevy, but Polk ruled that prosecutors didn't show how she knew. He said there was not enough evidence to submit the case to a jury.

McGreevy said that it was difficult to defend himself because some of the allegations were nearly 20 years old, adding, “But it was all smoke. There was no fire.”