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Ex-teacher in Wichita pleads guilty to sex with student


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher at a private Christian school in Wichita has pleaded guilty to one count of having sexual relations with a student under 16 and faces prison time when he’s sentenced later this summer.

Matthew McFarren, 43, of Wichita, pleaded guilty to the county on Friday, television station KSN reported.

Police arrested McFarren, who had been a high school teacher and assistant soccer coach at Trinity Academy in Wichita, early last year following an investigation. Police began investigating after receiving a tip that McFarren was in a relationship with a 16-year-old student.

McFarren was fired from the K-12 school soon after he was arrested in March 2021. He is set to be sentenced on Aug. 5.