The JCPS middle school teacher charged with seeking sex with a minor pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing Friday and will be under house arrest while awaiting his next hearing.
Brandon Lee Dietz, 37, a full-time teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools, was arrested Wednesday when he traveled to a location in Louisville to have sex with a person he believed to be a minor, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Thanksgiving Day.
According to an arrest citation, Dietz contacted an undercover detective online who was posing as a minor. Dietz asked about the “persona’s sexual history, requested sexual images of the minor persona and requested to meet to engage in sex acts,” the arrest citation stated.
After Dietz was arrested while traveling to meet the person he believed was a minor, authorities found several condoms inside his vehicle, according to the arrest report. He admitted to seeking sex with a minor, the report stated.
According to the arrest citation, Dietz works at Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North, an all-boys public school, and is also listed as a coach with Louisville Glory, a girls softball team.
On his LinkedIn page, Dietz stated he teaches career choices and consumerism for sixth to eighth graders at Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North.
Beshear’s office issued a statement saying Dietz also is a girls softball coach in Louisville, though it didn’t specify where.
Dietz is charged with one count of seeking sex with a minor online, a felony. Bond was set at $25,000, but Dietz was ordered to a house incarceration program in lieu of the bond.