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Retrial for former Garden Plain coach Todd Puetz scheduled for June 24

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 4:57 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, August 30, 2013, at 7:31 a.m.

A retrial for former Garden Plain football coach Todd Puetz has been tentatively scheduled for June 24, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Tuesday.

A Sedgwick County jury found Puetz not guilty Monday of attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child and attempted criminal sodomy, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict a third count of electronic solicitation of a child under 16.

Bennett said in a written release that the court automatically placed the Puetz case back on the jury trial calendar as it does with any case that ends in a mistrial. It was not necessary to refile the case, he said.

Puetz was one of seven men arrested in October 2011 during a police sting operation that targeted men willing to pay to have sex with underage girls. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the soliciting charge.

Reach Hurst Laviana at 316-268-6499 or hlaviana@wichitaeagle.com.

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