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Man Running Dojo Out of House Charged With Sex Crimes

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BX7IHKzCcAAl4MaKALAMAZOO, Mich. — A 61-year-old Kalamazoo karate instructor was charged Thursday with sex crimes involving three of his teenage students.

Robert Keith, a registered sex offender, was arrested Wednesday at his home in the 500 block of Nazareth, where police say he was also operating the martial arts dojo.

According to a press release, the alleged incidents happened during martial arts training.  There are currently three victims, ages 15, 16 and 17, but police say there may be others.

Keith was charged in 8th District Court with one count of second-degree and two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carry a combined potential jail sentence of 19 years.

Police say they had been investigating him since July.  He has three prior sex crime convictions in Florida from April 1997, all involving minors.

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4 comments

  • Tracy

    Ok why in the —- is this sicko allowed to be around children just because he is off parole? We have laws and it seems tpo me that we say as a society that we must protect our children but dam it I am lost here if I spank my child and leave a bruise I can face 20 years for child abuse and another 10-15 for neglect but these CHILD MOLESTERS FACE 15 YEARS FOR RAPING OUR CHILDREN?HOW CAN ANY JUDGE SLEEP AT NIGHT ESPECIALLY IN THIS CASE WHERE HE LETS HIM OUT ON HIS SIGNATURE?THIS SICK BASTARD DID ONLY 8 YEARS FOR OVER 60 COUNTS OF RAPING CHILDREN SO HE HAS A HISTORY..NOW WE HAVE PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN OUR PRISONS FOR NOT HURTING NO ONE FOR STEALING TO FEES OR HOUSE THEIR FAMILY'S AND PEOPLE LIKE THIS GUY GET OFF WHY?OVER 60 COUNTS AND SERVED TIME IN FLORIDA?AND HE WALKS OUT OF JAIL ON HIS OWN SIGNATURE WHY WAS HE ALLOWED AROUND CHILDREN?HERE IS WHAT GETS ME AND SO HELP ME THAT IT NEVER HAPPENS TO MY CHILD OR ANY CHILD BUT IF SOMEONE WERE TO RAPE MY LITTLE GIRL KNOWING THE LAWS AND PUNISHMENTS THEY RECEIVE HE OR SHE HAD BETTER HOPE THE POLICE GET HIM AND LOCK HIM UP FOREVER!!! I AM SO SICK AND TIRED READING THESE STORY'S OF PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY OF OUR CHILDREN THAT WE INTRUST OUR CHILDREN TO BE AROUND TURNING INTO THE MONSTERS THEY REALLY ARE AND THE COURTS LET THEM OFF.I WANT TO KNOW HOW HE GOT ONLY 8 YEARS FOR OVER 60 CHARGES AND WAS STILL ALLOWED AROUND OUR CHILDREN?WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR OUR CHILDREN ?IIT IS LIKE THEY LET THESE OFFENDERS OUT FOR ROOM IN THE SYSTEMS AS THEY KNOW THESE PEOPLE WILL RETURN JUST MY OPINION I MEAN THEIR HAS TO BE SOMETHING AS TO WHY THEY GIVE SEX OFFENDERS LESS THEN ROBBERS WHO ROB FOR MONEY FROM THE START A ROBBERY SUSPECT FACES LIFE BECAUSE THE POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE IS THERE BUT WHEN THEY RAPE OUR CHILDREN IS THAT NOT VIOLENCE OUR SOCIETY FEELS MONEY IS WORTH MORE THEN OUR CHILDREN WHEN A PERSON RAPES ANOTHER AGAINST THEIR WILL IS THAT NOT ROBBERY -ROBBING THEM OF A NORMAL LIFE AS THEIR LIFE IS CHANGED FOREVER?

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