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School officer arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes

March 28, 2019

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a school resource officer in Kansas City, Kansas, has been arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says 30-year-old Mark Scheetz, of Lansing, was arrested Wednesday in Bonner Springs on suspicion of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The Kansas City Star reports that he hasn’t been charged.

Scheetz was living in Norton County from 2013 to 2015 when the alleged incidents happened. The KBI says it was reported that Scheetz “engaged in sex acts with a minor, sent lewd photos to minors and used electronic devices to solicit sex with minors.”

The Kansas City, Kansas, district has its own police department. Calls to the department weren’t immediately returned. Before coming there, Scheetz worked for the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office from 2016 to 2018.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com