201304.09
0

Former Garden Plain Coach Found Not Guilty On Two Counts, Impasse On Third

A Sedgwick County jury has found a former high school football coach not guilty on two of the three counts against him.

The jury says it is at an impasse on a third count.

The jury found Todd Puetz not guilty on charges of attempted aggravated indecent liberties and attempted criminal sodomy.

The jury could not reach a decision on a charge of electronic solicitation.

Puetz was accused of soliciting sex from an undercover detective posing as a 15 year old girl.

“The greatest gift that we can give each other as human beings is understanding.  Todd Puetz and his family are very grateful to these courageous jurors for their understanding,” says his attorney Dan Monnat with Monnat and Spurrier.

Puetz was the football coach at Garden Plain High School.

The jury began deliberations Friday.

The prosecution can still decide to retry him on the charge of electronic solicitation on which the jury could not decide.

See video at KWCH

KWCH TV – By Roger Cornish & Michael Schwanke