WICHITA, Kan. - Todd Puetz, the Garden Plain Football Coach caught in a sex crime sting in October of 2011, has been found not guilty on two counts of attempted sex acts. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on the third count of electronic solicitation of a child.Puetz was accused of trying to meet who he thought was an underage girl he had been communicating with online. He was one of seven men arrested in the online sting operation where an officer posed as a young girl and lured them to a Wichita address where they were arrested.
The Exploited and Missing Child Unit arrested Puetz when he went to an address that was mentioned during a phone call with the police decoy.
The trial began early last week and the jury began deliberating on Friday. Puetz was the second defendant in the sting operation to go to trial. The first defendant, Kyle Miller was found not guilty by a Sedgwick County jury in early March.