COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) _ A former children's gymnastics coach in southeast Kansas has pleaded no contest to a child-sex charge and guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, both felonies.
Glenn Keeton of Riverton will be sentenced Sept. 16. The 43-year-old Keeton entered into a plea agreement as jury selection was about to begin in his trial in Cherokee County.
Keeton pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious behavior in the presence of a child in an incident with a 12-year-old girl at his home on May 27, 2007. A charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Prosecutors dropped three of four charges of failing to register as a sex offender. Keeton has a 1993 conviction in California for lewd action with a 10-year-old child.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.