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Clawson dance studio owner found guilty of criminal sexual conduct

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 09:52:10-05

CLAWSON, Mich. (WXYZ) — The owner of a Clawson dance studio was found guilty of of criminal sexual conduct with underage students.

Christopher Keen was a coach and owner at Kaleidoscope Studio for the Performing Arts.

During Keen's preliminary hearing in March, a former student, now 21 years old, took the stand and said Keen was his music theater coach.

"He came up and touched me," said the alleged victim. "I was sitting on a stool and he came up and touched my thigh, my mid-thigh area."

Police said Keen used his authoritative position to take advantage of his students, advising them not to tell anybody because his life would be over and that he loved them.

He was found guilty on six counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Police say he may have more victims.