LINCOLN (AP) — Police have arrested a Lincoln youth baseball coach following accusations that he sexually abused a 12-year-old boy during private training lessons.
Prosecutors charged 33-year-old Jeff A. Hawks on Tuesday with third-degree sexual assault of a child.
Investigators say the child told them that Hawks inappropriately touched him outside his clothing while they were alone during their sessions between August and December.
Hawks’ attorney declined to comment to the Lincoln Journal Star.
Hawks recently served as board president of Lincoln Sox Baseball and has been involved with the organization for about three years.
The group’s vice president said it was investigating the matter. He said Hawks was no longer involved with the organization.