Guilty! Lynn Seibel, Faribault, Minnesota (charged Oct 2012)

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    Lynn Seibel, former teacher at Shattuck St. Mary's School, Faribault, Minnesota, "charged with having sexual contact with six students"

    KEYC: Former Teacher Faces Several criminal Sex Charges (Oct 8 2012)

    A former teacher at a Faribault prep school is charged with having sexual contact with six students. Prosecutors charging Lynn Seibel Monday with several counts. Former Shattuck St. Mary's teacher Lynn Seibel is charged with 17 counts including second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Faribault Police Chief Don Gudmondson says, "The charges in this case are particularly sordid." The incidents allegedly happened from 1996 through 2003 and involved male students ages 15 to 18 ... Seibel is in custody in [Los Angeles] on unrelated charges.

    Lynn Seibel, Shattuck St. Mary's School, Faribault, Minnesota
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    KAAL: Ex-Minn. Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse Appears in Court (Feb 26 2013)

    Tuesday, Seibel made his first appearance in Rice County court. A judge set his bail at $200,000 without any conditions or $100,000 with conditions. Those conditions include no contact with victims, and no leaving the state without permission. He also has to do weekly check-ins with the court and no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
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    Times Union: Bail set for ex-Minn. teacher in student sex case (Feb 26 2013)

    A former teacher at a Faribault prep school who is charged with having sexual contact with six teenage students appeared in a Minnesota court Tuesday, where a judge set bail at $200,000. Former Shattuck-St. Mary's drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 71, faces 17 felony counts in Rice County, including second-degree criminal sexual conduct, soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct and using a minor in a sexual performance. A judge set bail at $200,000 with no conditions or $100,000 with conditions.
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    This is a lengthy article with many more details than I can quote here. Please read the original.

    Minnesota Public Radio: Shattuck-St. Mary's former teachers claim Seibel's alleged sexual abuse of students known, not reported (Mar 5 2013)

    It was the sound of teenage boys screaming that jolted teacher Seth Hedderick out of his apartment one night in a dormitory at Shattuck-St. Mary's. What he uncovered would remain a secret for years until it surfaced in criminal charges against one of the Faribault boarding school's most beloved teachers.

    On that night in the fall of 2000, Hedderick said, he went downstairs to investigate. He passed several boys on the stairs.

    "What's going on down there?" he asked.

    "N-D-P," one boy said.

    The term meant nothing to Hedderick, who had worked at the school for just a few weeks. More students passed. They were naked.

    "Where are your clothes?" Hedderick asked.

    "It's naked dance party," one boy said. "You can't have clothes on."

    "This is over," Hedderick told the boys. "This is not happening."

    No, they said, you don't understand. It's fine. "Mr. Seibel's down there."


    Police said Seibel organized naked gatherings where he would coerce boys into sexual activity and offer explicit sexual advice. Students also told police Seibel invited them into his apartment to view pornography, and four former students recounted illegal touching by Seibel when they were alone.


    However, an MPR News investigation has found several teachers and top administrators did know about some of Seibel's alleged sexual behavior but failed to notify police ... Hedderick told two school administrators about the naked dance party, he said, but no one treated it as a criminal matter.

    Grand Forks Herald: Alleged abuse of students at Shattuck-St. Mary's known, not reported (Mar 5 2013)

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    Minnesota Public Radio: Lynn Seibel: Chronology of alleged abuse at Shattuck-St. Mary's (Mar 5 2013)

    The following is a timeline of the events that led to Lynn Seibel being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct related to his alleged actions while teaching at Shattuck-St. Mary's, a private boarding school in Faribault, Minn.

    1992: Lynn Seibel is hired at Shattuck-St. Mary's School as director of drama.

    1996 or 1997: Group masturbation sessions began taking place at the boy's dorm, according to Seibel in his interview with police.

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    MPR News: 'I'm still innocent,' says Shattuck-St. Mary's former teacher in jailhouse interview (Mar 13 2013)

    In a jail interview with MPR News on Saturday, Seibel said he prays he will be acquitted and can return to his life as an actor in California. "I'm still innocent and I've been incarcerated for seven months," he said ... Los Angeles prosecutors dropped the child pornography charge so that Seibel could be extradited to Minnesota to face 14 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct for the alleged sexual abuse of six male students at Shattuck-St. Mary's from 1999 to 2003 and three related counts. Seibel said the arrest came as a surprise. He had been working as an actor and recently appeared in an episode of the TV show The Big Bang Theory.


    Police allege Seibel organized naked gatherings where he would coerce boys into sexual activity. Four students told police that Seibel illegally touched them when they were alone, according to the criminal complaint. Police said most of the abuse took place in the boys' dormitory where Seibel served as head supervisor and lived in a separate apartment with his family.

    Associated Press articles based on the preceding MPR article:
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    Pioneer Press: Ex-Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher pleads guilty to abusing students (July 12 2013)

    A former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing six students at the prestigious Faribault boarding school more than a decade ago.
    Rice County District Judge Christine Long accepted the plea from Lynn Seibel on Friday, Minnesota Public Radio reported.


    Attorneys on both sides said he likely will be sentenced to 52 months in prison for the most serious count and several years of probation for the others. However, he will receive credit for the time he spent in jail and could have his sentence further reduced for good behavior.


    In court Friday, Seibel acknowledged his involvement in the dance party. He said boys at the school had a "tradition" of dancing naked in the showers. "I enhanced that, I didn't stop it," Seibel said. The judge asked, "Did you encourage it?" "Yes," Seibel replied.

    Marshall Independent: Ex-Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher pleads guilty (July 13 2013)
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    This apparently is the original source of the two article above ...

    Minnesota Public Radio: Seibel enters guilty plea over sexual abuse charges (July 12 2013)

    In court today, Judge Long asked Seibel to describe what he did in each count. "It is true that there was physical contact between this individual's penis and my hand," Seibel said about one of the charges. Long asked Seibel to confirm the abuse took place in the boy's dormitory. "That's correct. And I abused that position," Seibel answered.


    Last year, six former students, now in their late 20s and early 30s, told investigators that Seibel held naked dance parties and group masturbation "sessions" known as "AP Drama" in the boys' dormitory, the criminal complaint said. Three victims said Seibel touched them when they were alone. They described how Seibel would play pornographic movies while boys masturbated. One man said Seibel urged him to become a porn actor. "Basically you could just get the roster of the dorm when I was there ..." one man told police, "Everyone was involved in this."

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    KNUJ: Molesting Teacher Pleads Guilty (July 13 2013)

    A former Shattuck-St. Mary’s teacher has pleaded guilty to seven counts for sexually abusing six students at the Faribault boarding school. 71-year-old Lynn Seibel entered the plea in court on Friday.
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    Shattuck-St. Mary's paid off teacher later convicted of molesting students, reports show

    Police reports and court documents show that the head of Shattuck-St. Mary's School agreed to pay $12,500 to a teacher who had child pornography on his work computer to get him to quietly leave, years before the teacher was charged and convicted of sexually abusing students at the school. Minnesota Public Radio reported Thursday that the money was part of a confidential separation agreement that the Episcopal prep school in Faribault negotiated with teacher Lynn Seibel.

    The agreement came two years after an internal investigation was unable to substantiate claims that the teacher had sexually abused students. It was nine more years before Seibel was criminally charged with possessing child pornography and sexually abusing six students at the boarding and day school from 1999 to 2003. The child pornography charge was later dropped, and Seibel pleaded guilty to several counts of criminal sexual conduct. He is scheduled to be released from prison in December.

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    Former Shattuck teacher, convicted of sexual abusing students, back in jail

    Lynn Seibel, convicted of sexually abusing Shattuck-St. Mary's students and possessing child pornography, is back in jail. Seibel, 76, is accused of violating his probation. Rice County Community Corrections officials did not respond to requests for comment on the nature of the alleged violation. Department of Corrections records show Seibel was in prison from Oct. 4, 2013 to Dec. 28, 2015. Since then, he's been living in Rice County. While he's required to register as a predatory offender, the risk that he'll reoffend isn't high enough to place him on the public registry. Seibel was charged in October 2012 with ...

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