Former Centennial superintendent agrees to plea deal

A former superintendent of Centennial Public Schools accused of inappropriate contact with a student has reached a plea deal with the state.
TIM DEWAARD

SEWARD, Neb. (KLKN) –A former superintendent of Centennial Public Schools accused of inappropriate contact with a student has reached a plea deal with the state.

Timothy DeWaard, 56, was originally charged with felony child abuse but has now plead no contest to “Attempted” Child Abuse.

Investigators said in an affidavit for his arrest last July, that DeWaard began talking with the male student over the Snapchat app. The talks escalated to DeWaard bringing the student into his office on multiple occasions and having him sit on his lap while he helped him with his school work, investigators wrote. DeWaard also touched the boy’s inner thighs, according to the document.

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The incidents took place over several months, with the alleged victim telling investigators he “felt he had to do this or he would fail out of school,” according to court documents.

Court documents filed on June 3rd, 2021 show the plea agreement with the state agreeing to not file other charges.

DeWaard will also not be required to register as a sex offender as the amended charges do not require it.

DeWaard will face sentencing on August 2nd, if he faces jail time, it will be done in the Seward County Jail.

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