Crime

Former North Kansas City schoolteacher pleads guilty to sex crime

A former North Kansas City schoolteacher admitted Thursday to having sex with a teenage girl at a residence in Clay County.

Samuel D. Waltemath, 32, pleaded guilty in Clay County Circuit Court to second-degree statutory sodomy from the assault that happened in April 2015.

Waltemath is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 8.

Prosecutors said Waltemath sent text messages and used social media to communicate with his victim. The crime occurred on private property.

Waltemath resigned from the North Kansas City School District in May 2015 for “reasons unrelated to these allegations,” according to a district spokeswoman.

Glenn E. Rice: 816-234-4341, @GRicekcstar

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