Pepin High School AD caught up in prostitution sting, resignsThe Pepin School Board approved Greg Ketz’s resignation this week. Superintendent Bruce Quinton confirmed the move, but he would only say it’s for personal reasons.
PEPIN - The Pepin School Board approved Greg Ketz’s resignation this week. Superintendent Bruce Quinton confirmed the move, but he would only say it’s for personal reasons.
The Pepin School District athletic director was arrested in a prostitution sting in Saint Paul. The 44-year-old Ketz was arrested July 24th. He’s charged with a misdemeanor count of engaging in prostitution, and he’s due in court in Saint Paul on September 10th. His attorney, Phil Villaume, tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram his client will plead innocent and quote, “defend the case to the best of our abilities.”
Authorities said Ketz tried giving an undercover police officer money for sex. A Presbyterian pastor from Red Wing was also among those arrested in the sting. Police say they’ve been conducting such operations after tavern-and-hotel owners complained that prostitutes were picking up customers in their places of business.
Ketz spent 12 years in the Pepin school district as the athletic director, a physical education teacher, and an assistant high school football coach. He coached this summer in one of the statewide All-Star Games put on by the state coaches’ association.