Peabody teacher charged with sex crimes appears in court

MARION COUNTY, Kan. Update Monday, March 5: Peabody High School teacher Christopher Young made an appearance in a Marion County courtroom Monday for a bond hearing as he faces eight counts of child sex crimes.

Young is charged with five counts of unlawful sexual relations with a child and three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, the Marion County Attorney's Office says.

He is expected to be back in court on April 16. Young remains on paid administrative leave as police investigate the case against him.

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Original story from March 1

The Marion County Attorney's Office Thursday confirms a teacher and coach in the Peabody school district is accused of sex crimes and faces eight counts outlined in a complaint..

The attorney's office says Christopher Young is accused in five counts of unlawful sexual relations and three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

The complaint against Young filed in Marion County accuses him of unlawful sexual relations with a high school student, at least 16 years old. The complaint says the crimes associated with the five counts happened between Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.

The complaint also accuses him of possessing a sexually-explicit "visual depiction" of a child under 18. The complaint says three counts associated with this crime are reported to have happened on or about Dec. 22, Dec. 23 and Dec. 27.

The Peabody school district superintendent tells us Young is on paid administrative leave as police investigate the case against him.