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Ex-Basehor-Linwood teacher faces sex charge

January 7, 2006

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A former teacher in the Basehor-Linwood school district is accused of committing a sex crime.

A complaint was filed Dec. 30 in Leavenworth County, and it alleged that the man committed aggravated indecent liberties with a child on Oct. 19 or Oct. 20, said Deborah Owens, spokeswoman for the Leavenworth County Attorney's office.

Don Swartz, the Basehor-Linwood school district's executive director of business and facilities, said the man was no longer a district employee.

Swartz said he could not discuss when the employment ceased or the reason for it.

"It's a personnel issue, and I can't comment," Swartz said.

The district is aware of the charges in the case, he said.

According to the Leavenworth County Attorney's office, the man appeared Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court.

The suspect is out of jail on a $25,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 17.

The Journal-World generally does not name those accused of sex crimes unless they are convicted.

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