Christopher Keen

Christopher Keen (Photo: Clawson Police Department)

Oakland County Dance Studio Owner Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Student

January 25, 2019 - 10:48 am

CLAWSON (WWJ) - An Oakland County dance studio owner has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a young student.

Clawson police say 59-year-old Christopher Keen of Birmingham has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct for the alleged abuse, which authorities say occurred in 2013 and 2014. 

The victim was between 13 and 16 at the time of the assaults, which took place at the Kaleidoscope Studio for Performing Arts and at Keen's home, according to investigators. 

Detectives stress that the investigation is ongoing, and they are aware of at least two other potential victims, and possibly more.

Police said they want to alert the public about this case "for safety reasons," hoping that anyone else who was abused by Keen will come forward. 

"We feel there are other victims out there that have not told anybody due to the fact that this suspect used his authoritative position to take advantage of his students, advising them not to tell anybody because his life would be over, and telling them he loved them," police said in a statement.

Keen was arraigned in 52-4 District Court on Thursday the following charges: One count of CSC, First Degree - Sexual Penetration, which is a life felony; and one count CSC, Second Degree - Sexual Contact, a 15-year felony.

He was ordered held on a $250,000, cash/surety or 10 percent bond, and it's unclear at this time if he has been released.

Anyone who has concerns or information about additional victims should call Det. Sgt. Kellie Bauss at 248-655-4450.