Teacher accused of seeking sex with child held on US charge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Prosecutors say a Kentucky middle school teacher who pleaded not guilty to a charge of seeking sex with a child is now in federal custody.

U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman’s office tells news outlets in a Tuesday statement 37-year-old Brandon Lee Dietz was detained on orders from a federal magistrate judge.

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A criminal complaint says Dietz contacted an undercover investigator for the state Attorney General posing as a 14-year-old girl. Prosecutors say the Jefferson County Public Schools teacher messaged the investigator online last month and was arrested when he traveled to meet the agent.

Arrest records say Dietz works at Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North, a Louisville all-boys school, and is also listed as a coach with a girls’ softball team.

It’s unclear if Dietz has a lawyer who could comment.

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12/12/2018 12:53:19 PM (GMT -5:00)