ST. PAUL — An investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Faribault Police Department has led to 17 criminal charges filed today by the Rice County Attorney against a former teacher at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault.
Lynn Phillip Seibel (DOB 12/20/41) is charged with two counts of 2nd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, one count of Solicitation of a Child to Engage in Sexual Conduct, one count of Using a Minor in Sexual Performance/Pornography and 12 counts of 4th degree Criminal Sexual Conduct related to incidents involving students at the school. Seibel also faces one count of Possession of Child Pornography. Seibel is currently jailed in Los Angeles, Calif., on charges unrelated to this investigation.
The Faribault Police Department opened its investigation in June 2012 after an individual reported to an Olmsted Community Corrections employee that he had been assaulted by Seibel while a student at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in 2001.
The Faribault Police Department requested that the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) assist with the investigation. Investigators from the BCA and Faribault Police Department eventually identified and interviewed four former students who provided similar details about incidents which took place from 2001 until Seibel’s departure from the school in 2003.
The case is being prosecuted by the Rice County Attorney’s Office. The BCA and Faribault Police Department were assisted with the investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department ICAC Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, the Chicago Police Department, the Bozeman, Montana and Katy, Texas police departments, and the Ann Arbor, Michigan police department. A copy of the criminal complaint detailing the charges is available online here (PDF).