Kansas teacher, coach arrested for child sex crime

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Kansas teacher and coach has been arrested for sexual exploitation of a child, the Barton County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

The sheriff's office received a report on Monday about the alleged incident. Deputies conducted an investigation and identified the suspect, identified as 54-year-old Todd Kaiser.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for Kaiser's electronic media and subsequently placed him under arrest.

Kaiser was booked into the Barton County Jail on one count of sexual exploitation of a child. His has since been released on $50,000 bond. 

The sheriff's office said the victim is not a resident of Barton County. 

Kaiser is the head high school track coach and a physical education teacher at Eisenhower Elementary.

The district released the following statement:

USD 428 is aware of the incident involving one of our teachers and the accusations against him.

The administration is handling the situation. We want to assure our parents and community that our primary concern, as in any case, is the safety and security of our students.

As of today, June 7, 2016, this teacher has been suspended from USD 428 and will not have any contact with USD 428 students, programs or facilities. The district will continue to work with law enforcement as needed.