A 32-year-old Lawrence man pleaded guilty in Sedgwick County District Court to two sex crime charges involving a 15-year-old girl in Wichita.
Kurt Brundage had taught at Wichita East High School. At the time of his arrest in March, he was in his first year as a Eudora High School English teacher.
According to Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston’s office, Brundage pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to two counts of indecent liberties with a child, and prosecutors dismissed two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
Eudora school district officials said in March that once the allegations in Wichita surfaced, Brundage was placed on administrative leave. Kristin Magette, a Eudora schools spokeswoman, said Wednesday that Brundage was technically still on suspension of his current contract. Eudora board members in April voted not to renew Brundage’s teaching contract for the upcoming school year, she said.
According to a Wichita police report, a woman on Feb. 29 made an allegation to police that her daughter was touched inappropriately between January 2010 and Feb. 1 of this year in Sedgwick County. Wichita police later arrested Brundage in the case.
Brundage was an English teacher at Wichita East High School from 2006 to the end of the 2010-2011 year.
According to Foulston’s office, a sentencing date has not been set, and prosecutors plan to recommend that Brundage serve the maximum prison sentence allowed by law. His convictions carry potential sentences of 31 months to 136 months on each count based on his criminal history. If he has no past felony convictions, Brundage could ask the judge to consider sentencing him to probation but prosecutors could still seek a prison term.