Halfway through the week, Blue Valley!
⛈ Today’s forecast: Showers likely, then a chance of thunderstorms all day into the evening. High: 85. Low: 63.
🚨 One thing to know today
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.
🗓 Public meetings Wednesday
- Overland Park Community Development Committee, 7 p.m. [View agenda]
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📰 Other local news
- Air quality alert issued for KC on July Fourth holiday. Even before the fireworks start exploding, Kansas City’s air quality on the July Fourth holiday will be unhealthy for some who are sensitive to smog pollution, according to the latest forecast. [Kansas City Star]
- Overland Park Police expanding fireworks enforcement. For the second year in a row, the Overland Park Police Department will deploy a special unit handling fireworks complaints only. [KMBC]
- 2 injured, early morning grease fire in Olathe. Two people were rushed to KU Med early Tuesday morning after a kitchen fire quickly got out of control at their home at 143rd and Pflumm in Olathe. [KCTV]
📸 A thousand words
Creative minds are getting crafty with papier-mache at the Blue Valley Recreation Center. Photo via Instagram.