A prominent Manhattan businessman and former K-State back-up quarterback Zachary Burton was in the Riley County District Courthouse for a status hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Burton, who owns Fieldhouse Development, Inc., was arrested on four counts of unlawful sexual relations with a female student on June 7.
Burton, 38, will return to court Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge William Malcolm.
Burton was an assistant boys’ basketball coach and substitute teacher at Riley County USD 378. All four of his charges begin Dec. 1, 2015 but each with different ending dates of Dec. 31, 2015, Jan. 31, 2016, March 31, 2016, and May 9, 2016.
Burton’s last day as a substitute teacher was May 9.
On June 15, the court sealed the affidavit in the case.
In other court items, a Topeka man arrested with three others in a drug arrest also had his preliminary hearing set.
Cory Kulhman, 22, was arrested in June in connection with the distribution of methamphetamine in the 100 block of Blue Earth Plaza in Manhattan.
Kulhman, who appeared in court via webcam from the Riley County Jail, will have his preliminary hearing on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m., also in front of Judge Malcolm.