School nurse accused of sex crimes involving students

KMBZ News Staff
July 16, 2019 - 7:45 am

Johnson County Sheriff's Office


De Soto, KS - Johnson County prosecutors have filed sex crime charges against a man who served as nurse at De Soto High School.

Richard Paul Finazzo, 44, is charged with two counts of unlawful sexual relations. He posted $50,000 bail, which allows him to remain free as his case progresses. He is not allowed to be around children.

The case dates to October, 2018, when administrators at the school became suspicious about the amount of time girls were with Finazzo in his office. 

Court papers indicate some girls felt uncomfortable around Finazzo. Investigators say they recovered Finazzo's browser search that included the entries "Kansas Statutory Rape Laws" and "Age of Consent Kansas."

Finazzo was fired from Gardner-Edgerton High School in 2016.

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