A 44-year-old Ramsey man has been accused in Anoka County District Court of having sex with at least three boys on multiple occasions when they were 13 years old or younger at the time.
Chad Michael Geyen was arraigned Nov. 27 in Anoka County District Court with three felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Unconditional bail was set at $1.5 million and conditional bail was set at $500,000. If released on bail with conditions, he would have to surrender his passport and pilot’s license and have no contact with the alleged victims, according to Amanda Vickstrom of the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.
According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary investigation shows that Geyen may have been involved with the Big Brothers organization from 1989 to 1993 and at least one of the victims met Geyen through that group.
One victim was five years old when he met Geyen through Big Brothers and knew him until he was 13 years old, alleging there were hundreds of incidents of sexual contact.
Geyen holds a private pilot’s license and has been part of a youth service organization called the Young Eagles Program out of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport that seeks to get young people interested in aviation, the sheriff’s office reported.
Another victim reported incidents happened numerous times when he was alone with Geyen at the airport or at his home, according to the criminal complaint.
A fourth alleged victim mentioned in the complaint claimed he had watched pornography with Geyen and that when they were swimming together Geyen wanted to wash him.
According to the sheriff’s office press release, it is unknown at this time the exact number of children Geyen may have had contact with or how many victims there could be. Any person with information on the suspect is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 763-427-1212.
“Although it is sometimes difficult for people to accept that this activity happens in our society, we are regularly reminded that it does,” Sheriff James Stuart said.
“Let’s use this reminder as an opportunity to speak with our children about the basics of safety and what they should do if they are ever approached.
“In this case, I am grateful for the bravery of the young victim who reported it and for the tenacity of our detectives who pursue justice for all of the victims.”
Eric Hagen is at firstname.lastname@example.org