A former debate coach imprisoned for molesting a foreign exchange student will be released from prison.
A Reno County judge on Friday granted a plea deal allowing the release of 76-year-old Richard Young, a former debate coach at Buhler High School.
The Kansas Court of Appeals recently overturned Young’s convictions and the plea deal avoids a new trial. Officials determined Young completed his sentence Nov. 29 and a judge signed an order releasing him for the Reno County jail.
Young must register as a sexual offender and be supervised for life.
Young’s alleged crimes involved a 15-year-old South Korean exchange student who lived with Young.
The Kansas Court of Appeals reversed Young’s convictions in 2012, finding prosecutors improperly introduced evidence at his trial.