Third teacher added in Shattuck-St. Mary's sex abuse probe


A former teacher has been charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after police say he engaged in sex acts with a student while he worked at Shattuck-St. Mary's, according to the Fairbault Daily News .

Joseph Carl Machlitt, 63, of St. Paul, is in the Rice County jail. He has been charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. The criminal complaint filed in Rice County District Court, said the victim, who was 14 at the time, said Machlitt performed oral sex on him and also touched him inappropriately.

KMSP reports that Machlitt admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim. When interviewed by police, he said he thought that they had two sexual encounters. Detectives identified at least one other student victim of Machlitt.

A press release issued by former Intertim Faribault Police Chief Don Gudmundson said the victim, who is now 46, came forward following the charges of criminal sexual conduct filed against Lynn Seibel, a former teacher at the Faribault private school. Now 70, Seibel worked at Shattuck-St. Mary's from 1992 to 2003. In addition to working as a drama instructor, he also served as a dorm parent. He is in custody at the Los Angeles Jail and is scheduled to appear in court later this month on possession of child porn charges

At the same time Seibel was charged, Faribault Police also released information about an investigation into the 2008 death of Len Jones, a history teacher and lacrosse coach at Shattuck-St. Mary's. He committed suicide after school officials confronted him about an inappropriate relationship with a foreign student.

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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.

Police report details relationship between Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher and student

More details were released by police that describe the two-year relationship between a Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher that later committed suicide and a foreign exchange student stemming back to 2006. According to the report, Leonard R. Jones, at the time 34 years old, and a 15-year-old sophomore exchange student from Korea began a seeing each other while Jones and his wife were having marital problems.