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Former NSP trooper arrested on felony warrant

OMAHA, Neb. - A former trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol was arrested Saturday on a felony warrant.

24-year-old Brandon Dolezal, who had been placed on administrative leave in February, was booked into the Sarpy County jail on two counts of child enticement by electronic device, two counts of debauching a minor, two counts of committing intentional child abuse/no injury, and 12 counts of possession of child pornography over 19.

NSP issued a statement Saturday, saying: "The Nebraska State Patrol is aware of the allegations made against former officer Brandon Dolezal. NSP was first informed of the criminal investigation by the Gering Police Department in late February 2021 and immediately placed Dolezal on administrative leave. NSP also immediately began its own internal investigation. NSP’s internal investigation led to the termination of Dolezal’s employment on March 2, 2021."

A felony warrant for Dolezal's arrest was issued Friday afternoon in Scotts Bluff County.

According to the arrest affidavit, a student notified a high school resource officer with the Gering Police about concerns of his friends communicating with an older man on Snapchat. Further into the court documents, the student witness describes the conversations as sexual in nature and identified his friends as 15-year-old and 14-year-old girls.

The older man described in the statement was identified as Dolezal. When officials reviewed Snapchat records, they discovered Dolezal saved explicit images on his account.

A total of 51 explicit images were counted. Dolezal has a current bond of $300,000.