Former teacher gets probation for attempted sexual exploitation

WICHITA — A former Wichita teacher will serve probation for the next year after engaging in a sexually explicit Internet chat with a 14-year-old girl.

Kevin Christinat, 32, a former teacher at Northeast Magnet High School, also will have to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years. He pleaded no contest to attempted sexual exploitation of a child under 18.

Sedgwick County District Judge Terry Pullman also said Christinat cannot use the Internet from home and can only use the Internet for work-related activities.

Prosecutor Staci Lane said Christinat met the girl, who lives in Washington state, online. Her mother found a record of the chat and notified authorities.

Sal Intagliata, Christinat's lawyer, said his client is undergoing psychological treatment and had surrendered his teaching license. He is currently employed by a monument company.

Christinat was initially put on administrative leave with pay, then resigned from the Wichita school district, officials said.