OLATHE, Kan. – A plea hearing is scheduled for former Olathe Northwest coach charged with sex crimes.
A Johnson County judge scheduled an April plea hearing for Steven Mesa during a hearing Tuesday morning. The judge also denied a request to remove his GPS monitoring device.
Mesa is charged with three counts of unlawful sexual relations with a person aged 16 or older.
According to a court affidavit, police received a tip about an inappropriate relationship between Mesa and student at the high school.
When officers interviewed the 17-year-old, she said the sexual relations began in July 2022.
According to a sworn statement, she told investigators the two were together at Mesa’s house and also multiple times at Olathe Northwest High School.
Mesa had coached and served as a physical education teacher in the Olathe Public Schools district for nearly 20 years before he was terminated. He was named the Kansas 6A wrestling coach of the year in 2015.
📲 Download the FOX4 News app to stay updated on the go.
📧 Sign up for FOX4 email alerts to have breaking news sent to your inbox.
💻 Find today’s top stories on fox4kc.com for Kansas City and all of Kansas and Missouri.