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UPDATE: New Charges Against Former RPS Employee Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct

November 21, 2017 05:32 PM

(ABC 6 News) - According to Olmsted County court documents, a second charge of felony criminal sexual conduct is being brought against former Rochester Public School employee Nicholas Keller.

According to the criminal complaint, the second victim is reporting instances that occurred between 2005-2008.

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The complaint states on April 20, 2011, a Rochester Police officer was assigned to investigate a sexual assault case. The victim had reported to mental health professionals and her mother that she had been sexually assaulted by a staff member at School Aged Child Care when she was 12-years-old.

When the officer attempted to investigate the alleged sexual assault the victim told the officer she did not want to speak with law enforcement about her claims or identify of the suspect.

On September 25, 2017, the same investigator received a voicemail from the victim stating she had seen recent coverage on Keller and was now ready to talk.

The complaint said the victim told investigators Keller placed his hands on her thigh over her clothes and touched her over ten times while she attending SACC. The victim said that each time this occurred Keller would move his hand closer to the inside of her thigh.

The victim also detailed an incident that allegedly occurred during a field trip to a movie theater. The victim said Keller had her sit with him, alone, a few rows in front of the other kids and that he tried to put his hands on her thigh. The victim said she moved over in her seat as far as she could so that he couldn't touch her.

According to the complaint, this is the first time the victim has identified her alleged molester by name to anyone. 

Keller is charged with 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct in a separate case as well. In that case, authorities say an 8-year-old told her mom and police he inappropriately touched her during the 2016-17 school year.

Keller is also charged with 8 felony counts of possessing pornographic work after authorities say they found pornographic images of children younger than 18 on his laptop.  

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Previous story:

New accusations have been made against a former Rochester public school employee.

Nicholas Keller was charged in September with criminal sexual conduct and child pornography. Police say an 8-year-old said Keller touched her on multiple occasions.

Now, we've learned Keller is facing charges in another case of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree after another victim came forward.

Keller is expected to appear in court at the end of the month in all three cases.

Keller worked for the district's child care program at sunset terrace elementary.

Rochester public schools sent a letter to parents today referring back to their statement from September that they took quote "prompt and appropriate action to secure staff and student safety."

Nicholas Keller is charged with felony possession of child porn and two counts second-degree criminal sexual misconduct.

Keller is due back in court on November 30.


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