Acquittal for Garden Plain coach denied

Todd Puetz

WICHITA, Kansas – Todd Peutz, a former high school football coach, was in court Friday for a hearing.

A judge denied the acquittal on the charge of electronic solicitation of a child.

Last month, a Sedgwick County jury could not reach a verdict on the solicitation charge.

The jury acquitted Puetz of two other charges. He was one of seven men arrested in October 2011 in the operation aimed at men soliciting sex from minors.

Puetz’s new trial has been set for June 24th.

He faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the soliciting charge. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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