WELD – A local man has been accused of molesting three young members of his church’s congregation in 2000, after one of the alleged victims came forward a few days ago.
Michael Glennon Keim, 64, of Weld, has been charged with three counts of unlawful sexual contact and a single charge of assault. He was arrested on Sept. 3 by Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Detective David St. Laurent, after the agency was alerted by the Wilton Police Department of complaints made against Keim.
Police say that several years ago Keim had inappropriate sexual contact with at least three members of the Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Wilton. All three of those members were female and underage at the time of the alleged incidents. Keim, while having no formal role within the church, apparently assists the pastor and has been extremely involved within the congregation.
“The incidents occurred in 2000,” St. Laurent said, “some years back, when the individuals were younger.”
According the St. Laurent, one of the three victims told her parents about the incident, which the victim said happened at Keim’s home in Weld during a church retreat. Her parents then reached out to the parents of other girls named by the victim, and contacted the Wilton police. That agency then alerted the Sheriff’s Department, which has jurisdiction in Weld.
St. Laurent and Deputy Heidi Gould then investigated, conducting several interviews before arresting Keim. His bail was set at $5,000, which Keim posted. His first scheduled court date is Nov. 13.
St. Laurent said that the investigation continues, as both his agency, the Wilton Police and the District Attorney’s Office continue to conduct interviews. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 778-2680 or the Wilton Police Department at 645-3876.