OLATHE, Kan. — A plea hearing is scheduled for a former choir director charged with child sex crimes.
Joseph Heidesch, 46, waived his right to a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Tuesday. It is possible he will enter a plea during his next court date in September.
Heidesch is a former teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas.
At that point Prosecutors accused Heidesch of possessing child pornography.
Court documents accuse Heidesch of hiding cameras in a Johnson County home to record lewd images of people without their permission.
In November, prosecutors charged Heidesch with two additional counts of sexually exploiting a child.
Then in June 2022, prosecutors charged the former choir director with 24 more sex crimes.
After posting $250,000 cash bond last month, Heidesch was placed on house arrest and ordered to stay with family members in Georgia.
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