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Former Nebraska Athletics staff member arrested for alleged sexual assault of a child

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 15:40:24-04

AUBURN, Neb. (KMTV) — According to court documents, a former University of Nebraska Athletics Department staff member has been arrested on four alleged charges of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

Brian Rosenthal, who served as a Staff Writer/Creative Content Specialist for the university's athletics department, faces the following charges out of Nemaha County:

  • 01 Sexual assault/child-1st degree; Class 1B Felony
    • Offense Date is 07/26/2021
  • 02 Sexual assault/child-1st degree; Class 1B Felony
    • Offense Date is 07/26/2021
  • 03 Sexual assault/child-1st degree; Class 1B Felony
    • Offense Date is 07/26/2021
  • 04 Sexual assault/child-1st degree; Class 1B Felony
    • Offense Date is 07/26/2021

According to the documents, Rosenthal allegedly engaged in “sexual penetration” with a minor child between the ages of 12-16 on four separate occasions in 2017 and 2018.

Rosenthal is scheduled to appear in court on August 3 in the Nemaha County Courthouse.

Rosenthal wrote about Huskers sports for Huskers.com and is a former sports reporter for the Lincoln Journal Star.

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