Archive for Thursday, February 23, 2006

Former elementary teacher to appear in court Friday

February 23, 2006

A former Basehor Elementary School teacher, who has been charged in Leavenworth County District Court with inappropriately touching an 11-year-old child, is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

The teacher, a Bonner Springs resident who formerly taught the fifth grade, is charged in district court with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, a felony. He appeared in court in January, without an attorney.

He was released from custody after posting a $25,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear, with his attorney, at 9 a.m. Friday. He has retained Kansas City, Kan., attorney KiAnn McBratney.

A spokesman for the prosecution said only that the alleged incidents occurred on either Oct. 19 or 20.

Citing personnel privacy laws, Basehor-Linwood School District officials said they could neither comment on the teacher's tenure at BES nor the allegations levied against him.

They said only that the man was placed on administrative leave in October and, two months later, the school board formally approved of the man's letter of resignation.

As a matter of policy, the Sentinel does not name suspects in sex crimes unless there is a conviction or a guilty plea in the case.

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