(WICHITA, Kan.) — A former Garden Plain football coach accused of trying to hire a teenage prostitute will stand trial on child sex charges.
Todd Puetz was bound over for trial on charges of electronic solicitation, attempted aggravated indecent liberties and attempted criminal sodomy.
The trial is scheduled for August 6th.
The former coach and P.E. teacher was arrested in Wichita last October, following an undercover sting designed to catch child sex predators.
At a preliminary hearing Thursday, prosecutors played audio recordings of eight phone calls made over a two hour period. The calls were between Puetz and Wichita Police Detective Jennifer Wright, who was posing as a teen prostitute named "Marissa."
Prosecutors said Puetz and six other men responded to a phony ad on a classified website where teen girls had been known to prostitute themselves.
"That's pretty young," Puetz said after learning the girl he's speaking with is 15. Seconds later, she tells him about specific sex acts she'll perform at a rate of $120 an hour.