Kan. coach wants job back after plea

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1a5zQni ) 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.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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