(WICHITA, Kan.) — Former Garden Plain football coach Todd Puetz wants the charges against him dismissed.
Puetz is set to go to trial in August, on charges of electronic solicitation, attempted indecent liberties and attempted criminal sodomy. Prosecutors say he tried to hire a teenage prostitute.
A judge found enough evidence to bound Puetz over for trial in May.
His defense attorney, Dan Monnat, filed a motion in court Thursday, arguing why those charges should be dropped.
The motion "respectfully moves this Court to reconsider and dismiss all charges against him, either because the State failed at the preliminary hearing to sustain its probable-cause burden as to the elements of the charges, or because law enforcement entrapped Mr. Puetz."
The paperwork describes the sequence of events, saying that the police detective pretending to be a teenage prostitute initiated some of the phone calls "when it appeared that Mr. Puetz was 'not interested in pursuing something,' i.e., after he said 'I will pass.'"