Todd Eric Kaiser, the former Great Bend High School track coach convicted of sexual exploitation of a child, has been placed on three years of probation with an underlying sentence of 32 months of confinement.
Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Kaiser was sentenced June 6 in Barton County District Court. He was ordered to register as a sexual offender and is subject to lifetime post-release supervision if he is confined for a violation of his probation.
Kaiser was also advised that he could not possess firearms as a result of his conviction.
In April, Kaiser entered a plea of no contest on the so-called “sexting” charge, which was filed after a search warrant was issued for his cellphone on June 6, 2016. A nude photo of a minor was found on the phone.
At the time of the incident, Kaiser was a 54-year-old PE teacher at Eisenhower School, head cross country coach, winter weights coach, track head coach and driver’s ed teacher for Great Bend USD 428. He had worked for the school district since 1987.
The school district immediately suspended Kaiser and issued a statement that he would not have further contact with USD 428 students, programs or facilities. His resignation was accepted the following week.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.