Archive for Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Basehor mayor’s trial delayed until March

January 17, 2001

Basehor Mayor John Pfannenstiel's trial on charges he had illegal sex with state prison inmates has been postponed for seven weeks.

The trial, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, has been delayed until March 19, at the request of Leavenworth County prosecutors. Roger Marrs, assistant county attorney, said another criminal trial had to be handled on an accelerated time schedule, so he asked for the continuance in Pfannenstiel's trial.

The mayor, a former sergeant at Lansing Correctional Facility, is charged with three counts of unlawful sexual relations with inmates and one count of taking contraband into a correctional facility. The allegations were lodged last August.

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