A judge has chosen to keep secret sworn written statements, also called affidavits, in the case of a Blue Valley Southwest High School athletic trainer who is accused of sexually exploiting children, according to documents that The Star just got its hands on.
According to court records, the motion was made by Blue Springs District Court Judge Neil Foth. He says that the affidavit in the case shouldn’t be made public because it could reveal “investigative techniques or procedures” that should be kept secret from the public.
“Disclosure could get in the way of the ongoing investigation by law enforcement,” court papers said.
Lawyers for the high school trainer also said that the affidavit could make the jury group less reliable. When asked for a response on Friday, the lawyers didn’t answer right away.
Christopher Poskey, a sports trainer from Olathe who is 40 years old, is accused of getting a child to do sexually explicit things. He was taken into custody and put in Johnson County Jail. His bond was set at $250,000 at first.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Christopher Poskey, 40, has been charged in Johnson County Court with sexual abuse. The affidavit will not be available to the public for fear of compromising the ongoing investigation, documents said. https://t.co/jIhJKec3zI
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) April 28, 2023
A news statement says that the 40-year-old worked for the University of Kansas Health System for about nine years. The health system said in a statement that they would “willfully cooperate with authorities.”
The Blue Valley Timberwolves also had Poskey on their list of coaches. According to his online bio, he has been a full-time sports trainer since 2014 and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006.
In Poskey’s criminal complaint, he lists as witnesses people who work for the Blue Valley School District and a school security officer.
The next time he will have to go to court is on May 24 at 10 a.m. in Johnson County District Court.
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