School resource officer faces over 14 years in prison

A former Kansas City, Kansas, school resource officer faces a maximum of just over 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes against children.

Michael Eugene English Sr. pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with children between the ages of 14 and 16, the Wyandotte County district attorney’s office said.

The crimes began in January 2018 and an investigation began after a parent tipped off police in March of that year, The Kansas City Star reported.

English worked as a school system security guard before he joined the Kansas City, Kansas, School District’s independent police unit in 2015.

A sentencing hearing was scheduled for May 8.

Another Kansas City, Kansas, school resource officer was charged last year with sex crimes against children. Mark A. Scheetz faces two rape charges, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and a sexual exploitation charge. He was charged in Norton County.

Scheetz’s jury trial was scheduled for April 29.