Prominent Manhattan businessman sentenced for sex with a minor

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A prominent Manhattan businessman and former backup quarterback at Kansas State University was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for having sex with student.

On Tuesday, a Riley Co. District Court judge sentenced Zach Burton to 32 months in prison.

As part of a plea agreement, Burton admitted in September to sexual relations with a Riley County High School female student under 18 while he was the assistant basketball coach and substitute teacher at Riley County High School

A Criminal Complaint specified four occasions between December 1, 2015 and May 9, 2016 Burton engaged in consensual sexual intercourse with the teen.

Burton said he never coached or had the student in class.He also told the judge the actions were "selfish.”

Burton is a well-known Manhattan area developer who owns Fieldhouse Development which developed several properties near Colbert Hills Golf Course.

Burton, who was a backup quarterback at K-State, graduated in 1999.