Defended by criminal defense attorney Christopher Joseph, former Washburn University graduate assistant football coach originally charged with sexually assaulting a woman pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court.

Jesse Robert Bubke, 23, of Topeka, will serve 60 days in Shawnee County Jail and be placed on probation for 10 months after that, according to the plea.

Bubke said “guilty” three times to one count of battery and two counts of criminal restraint during the hearing before District Judge Richard Anderson.

As part of the plea, Anderson sentenced Bubke to six months in jail for the battery conviction and 12 months for each conviction of criminal restraint, then made the sentences concurrent.

Bubke will report to the jail to begin his sentence on Dec. 11, then will begin his probation after he is released from jail.

Bubke originally was charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape. Each crime is a level-one offense — the most serious on Kansas’ sentencing guidelines grid.

Senior assistant district attorney Dustin Curry told the judge he had discussed the proposed plea with the victim, who was in full agreement with it.

Topeka police said Bubke was arrested after a woman reported March 13 that she had been taken from the Wild Horse Saloon, 3249 S.W. Topeka Blvd., to Bubke’s home. The criminal restraint stems from circumstances that occurred in a vehicle and the home.

Bubke was a graduate assistant coaching defensive backs for Washburn in 2015, but he is no longer listed on its website as being involved with the team.

Original Article by CJOnline

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