Kansas Coach Wants Job Back After Plea
Associated Press - August 30, 2013 5:17 pm
A Kansas man who spent 15 years in prison for a killing he didn't commit says his case is a good example of why the state should repeal its death penalty.
A Kansas high school coach who pleaded guilty to patronizing a prostitute wants to teach again.
Todd Puetz pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor count of patronizing a prostitute and was given a 30-day suspended sentence.
His lawyer, Lee Kinch, told The Wichita Eagle that Puetz, a tenured physical education teacher and coach in the Renwick school district, has requested a due-process hearing.
The Renwick district chose not to renew Puetz’s contract in 2011 after police arrested him and six other men in a case authorities said involved a detective posing as a 15-year-old to catch suspects willing to buy sex with underage girls.
Kinch says the hearing is continued until the state determines if it will act on Puetz’s teaching license.
(Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com)