Browerville teen pleads guilty to sexually abusing teammates

9:59 AM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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BROWERVILLE, Minn. - A former Browerville High School athlete is facing the potential of 30 days in jail after pleading guilty in the sexual assaults of former teammates.

The Todd County Attorney says Seth Kellen pleaded guilty to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct Monday involving allegations made to prosecutors by a number of former teammates. By pleading guilty to the adult charge, prosecutors agreed that the juvenile case against Kellen would be dismissed.

Seven teens from Browerville High School came forward to say Kellen and another 18-year-old student, Connor Burns, held them down in sexually touched them in classrooms, a locker room and even inside a hotel room while attending the Boys State Basketball Tournament.

A player described being attacked in his downtown Marriott hotel room by his roommates, with a younger player holding him down while Kellen and fellow Senior Connor Burns sexually assaulted him.

Another victim told investigators that Kellen attacked him after he got out of the shower, pushing him against a row of lockers and sexually assaulting him.

Burns entered an Alford plea, in which he did not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors may have the evidence to convict him. He received five years probation. 

Sentencing guidelines call for Kellen to serve up to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation. At this point a sentencing date has not been set.


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