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Plea deal expected in 'sexting' case involving former Kansas police officer

WICHITA | A former Goddard, Kan., police officer accused of sending naked pictures of himself from a police department computer to a woman he had arrested apparently will accept a plea deal.

U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch told a federal judge Thursday during a hearing that he anticipated the case against Calvin Schaffer would be resolved with a plea agreement.

A change of plea hearing was set for Sept. 2 before U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown.

Prosecutors say Schaffer offered to seek dismissal of drunken driving charges against a Wichita woman in exchange for a sexual relationship.

The 44-year-old former officer was charged with one count of wire fraud after the woman, Angelique Mason, went to investigators with secretly recorded tapes.

Defense attorney Roger Falk and Schaffer declined comment.

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