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Trial begins for former teacher charged with sexually assaulting a child

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Gering - A jury has been selected, and the trial is set to begin for a former Panhandle teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

38-year-old Richard Cobos of Gering is charged with felony third-degree sexual assault of a child.
Police say Cobos assaulted the girl on several occasions between 2009 and 2012 when she was staying at his house.

Cobos was a math teacher at Mitchell Jr. High School.

Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner expects the trial to last about two-and-a-half days. Cobos could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
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