Ex-High School Gym Teacher Turns Self in After Sleeping With 16-Year-Old Student

A former Hutchinson High School boys basketball coach and physical education teacher has turned himself in to face charges of having sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Bradly Specht was booked Monday on suspicion of eight counts of unlawful sexual relations with the female Hutchinson High School student. He was freed on $10,000 bond.

The 35-year-old Specht resigned last week after school officials told police about suspected misconduct. Police say the alleged encounters took place both on and off school grounds but declined to say when.

The Reno County prosecutor referred the case to the Kansas Attorney General's Office, citing a conflict of interest. A former Reno County assistant district attorney is related to Specht.

An initial court appearance has not been scheduled.