Actor accused of sex with students in Faribault played naked professor in 'Big Bang Theory'

A 70-year-old former drama teacher at a Faribault prep school with a lengthy TV resume was charged Monday with having sexual contact with six students from 1996 through 2003. Authorities are investigating why Shattuck-St. Mary's didn't report the man to the police after he was fired in 2003 when child pornography was discovered on his school computer, the Star Tribune reports.
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A former Faribault prep school drama teacher, now 70, with a long history of acting parts in hit TV shows – including a naked professor character he played in "The Big Bang Theory" (clip below) – has been accused of sexual relations with students.

A complaint filed in Rice County District Court charges former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher Lynn P. Seibel with 17 counts of sex-related incidents with students, ages 15 to 18, the Star Tribune reports. The incidents allegedly took place in school classrooms and the dormitory at the prep school between 1996 and 2003, the newspaper reports, citing the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Faribault Police Department.

KSTP has a link to the criminal complaint (WARNING: graphic material).

Seibel started at the school in 1992 and was fired from the school in 2003 after child pornography was discovered on his computer, but police were not told about it, the Star Tribune reports. Investigators are trying to find out why. The newspaper reports the school may have had information about inappropriate conduct by Seibel as early as 2001.

About 14,000 pornographic files/images were on the computer in 2003, and a number appeared to be illegal child pornogaphy, according to a forensic examination, the Pioneer Press reports. Seibel was teacher of the year at the school for the 1993-94 school year, the newspaper reports.

Seibel has been jailed in California. Police there discovered a computer containing child pornography in his Hollywood home, KARE 11 reports.

Seibel is a professional actor who appeared in mostly bit parts in a number of 1980s and 1990s hit television shows and films, including "Knots Landing," "Highway to Heaven," "Murder She Wrote," "Dallas," "The Incredible Hulk," "General Hospital," and "The Young and The Restless," according to IMDb.

Here's his website and Facebook page.

Here's Seibel in a more recent scene from "The Big Bang Theory":

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Lynn Seibel has been charged with 17 counts of criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota stemming from the years that he was a drama teacher at the Faribault prep school. Police suspect he had inappropriate contact with students. But he is also charged in Los Angeles, where he lives and where police say they found child porn on his computer. He appeared in court on those charges Thursday and has pleaded not guilty. Minnesota authorities plan to let the California case run its course before bringing him back to the state.