Ex-Kentridge High teacher's sex crime trial continued to Aug. 18

A former Kentridge High School teacher faces an Aug. 18 trial in King County Superior Court for attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor.

The trial was scheduled to start July 28 but a judge agreed to continue it to August, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

Brent Patrick Conley, 28, of Seattle, pleaded not guilty to the charge in October and is out on bail.

Seattle Police arrested Conley in September outside of a downtown McDonald's as part of an undercover sting where a detective posed online as a 15-year-old girl seeking sex with older men in exchange for money.

Conley was a first year English and social studies teacher at the school last fall until his arrest. He is no longer employed by the Kent School District.

The former Kentridge teacher reportedly responded to an ad in a casual encounters section of a popular website featuring a title of, "Student looking for older men," according to charging papers. Conley reportedly responded through email and started up a correspondence where he was told the girl was a high school cheerleader looking to make some money by having sex.

The conversations via email and text messages continued for two days and Conley reportedly agreed to pay $100 for sex. He agreed to meet her at the McDonald's in downtown Seattle on Fourth Avenue. Officers observed Conley at about 7:06 p.m. on Sept. 18, arriving and parking at the agreed upon meeting location before making their arrest.

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