JoCo Notes: Former Blue Valley Southwest athletic trainer surrenders license

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A former athletic trainer at Blue Valley Southwest has surrendered his license after facing two charges of child sexual exploitation.

Christopher Poskey, 39, of Olathe, voluntarily surrendered his license instead of having it revoked, according to a consent order publicly shared by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. According to the order, Poskey also waived his right to a formal hearing and also acknowledged that the board has enough evidence to revoke his license if a formal hearing takes place.

Prosecutors allege Poskey, who is a trainer employed through the University of Kansas Health System, tried to entice a juvenile under the age of 18 to engage in sexually explicit conduct. A local judge in late April decided to seal the case.

He was arrested and booked into the Johnson County Adult Detention Centerin late March. He was released May 26 on a $50,000 bond, according to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office records. A no-go preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. July 28 at the Johnson County Courthouse, Division 16.

The Kansas City Star reported that on the day of Poskey’s arrest, he allegedly told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he engaged in multiple inappropriate and sexually explicit conversations with minors or those he believed to be minors.

He also shared sexually explicit images of himself with minors or those he believed to be minors while he was working.

Below is a copy of the consent order in full.

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