Kansas School Coach Busted on Child Sex Charges

A Kansas school substitute teacher and assistant coach was arrested on multiple child sex crime charges.

Great Bend police got a tip on Tuesday about possible sexual misconduct and sale of tobacco products involving the coach and teen students, according to KWCH.

Detectives investigating the tip interviewed several witnesses and executed search warrants that included collecting digital evidence. In the course of the investigation, they determined that multiple sex offenses had taken place.

The arrested Bryce Hofmeister on Thursday, charging him with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, indecent solicitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, electronic solicitation, and contributing to a child’s misconduct.

School Superintendent Khris Thexton said in a statement to parents of the district acknowledging the arrest and saying the “individual … will not return to work in our district.”

Hofmeister worked at Great Bend Middle and High Schools, Thexton said, without mentioning his name.

Great Bend Police asked anyone with information to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300 or online at p3tips.com.

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[Featured image: Bryce Hofmeister/Barton County Sheriff’s Office]