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April 9, 2013

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

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 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.

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