Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer convicted of sexual exploitation of minor

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Brandon Martino (Geary Co. Sheriff image)

A former Junction City High School athletic trainer has entered a no-contest plea in Geary County District Court to a single count of sexual exploitation of a child.

Online court documents show Brandon Martino entered the plea at a Tuesday arraignment hearing and was subsequently found guilty by Judge Michael Powers. In exchange for Martino’s plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a second sexual exploitation count as well as two counts of promoting obscenity.

Earlier this month, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended Martino’s license after a patient under the age of 18 alleged he received explicit text messages from Martino, including a nude photo of himself.

Sentencing will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16.

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