Officer Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A 33-year-old former Wichita police officer and University of Kansas football player has pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation involving a 15-month-old girl.

KAKE-TV reports Gregory Nicks entered his pleas Monday in exchange for the state dropping two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

The former Lawrence teacher was arrested in his Maize home in November 2011 after his wife called 911 to report the abuse.

Co-defendant Luz Coronado was found guilty in August of one count of aggravated indecent liberties and four counts of sexual exploitation of a child. She and Nicks both are scheduled to be sentenced May 3.

Nicks was the Jayhawks’ long snapper in 2001 and 2002 and later was a Wichita police officer for about three years.