Counselor at Gustavus Tennis Camp Charged with Criminal Sex Conduct
(LE SUEUR COUNTY) An instructor at Gustavus' Tennis and Life Camp is being charged with felony criminal sexual conduct stemming from an alleged 2017 incident with a minor.
20-year-old Kieran Dan Townsend of Mankato is charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree and another in the fourth degree in Le Sueur County.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl was 15 years old when she attended the Title 9 Tennis and Life Camps at Gustavus in 2017.
Townsend was a counselor at the camp.
Court documents allege that Townsend drove the teen home from the mall last August and parked outside a house in Le Sueur, where they began kissing before the girl left the car.
The girl says the two met again three days later, and Townsend inappropriately touched her.
Authorities say Townsend admitted that he was aware of the victim's age and knew the legal age of consent.
If convicted on both counts, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
-----KEYC News 12