A man who was teaching dance in Lincoln and Crete has been charged with sexually assaulting two 14-year-old girls in Crete.
Police arrested 27-year-old Vinson Jenkins Thursday at Dynamic Dance Co., 1318 Main Ave., which he co-owns with his wife, according to court documents.
Both of the girls Jenkins is accused of sexually assaulting are students at Crete Middle School and at least one of them a student at the Dynamic Dance Co. studio.
One of the girls told police Jenkins sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home at 2025 Fairway Drive on the evening of April 25, according to a probable cause affidavit written by Crete Police Officer Dawn Jonas.
The other girl said Jenkins repeatedly sexually assaulted her from August through December 2015 at the dance studio, the affidavit says.
He also contacted the second girl on social media including SnapChat and Instagram, court documents say.
Jenkins also worked at Pure Movement Dance in Lincoln teaching a small group of students once a week for the past couple of years. A representative of the Lincoln studio said in an email that the families of the students he worked with have been informed of the charges and that none of the Lincoln students has come forward with a claim against Jenkins.
A spokeswoman said Pure Movement Dance did a criminal history and arrest background check before hiring Jenkins and was shocked by the allegations. He has been fired from the Lincoln dance company, she said.
Jenkins was charged Monday in Saline County Court with two felony counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of felony enticement by electronic communication device.
A message left at Dynamic Dance Studio seeking comment was not returned.
Jenkins remained in the Saline County jail in Wilber Monday.