Middle school teacher in Johnson County charged with 6 counts of unlawful sexual relations

Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 9:00 PM CDT
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DE SOTO, Kan. (KCTV) - A USD 232 middle school teacher is facing multiple counts of unlawful sexual relations.

Today, Keil Hileman was charged with six counts of unlawful sexual relations. The district said he teaches at Monticello Trails Middle School, which is in Shawnee.

Each count states the victim was 16 or older. The first five counts involve the same victim. The sixth count involves a second victim. According to court documents, both were students and Hileman was a teacher at the time.

Each count states the alleged crimes took place between different spans of time; the earliest date is June 1, 2017, and the latest is October 4, 2022.

The district, which is headquartered in De Soto, said they were first made aware of the allegations on Oct. 6.

The district said they acted immediately, removing him from the classroom and school campus. He was then placed on leave.

“Hileman will not be returning to MTMS or the school district,” the district said in a statement. Due to “procedures regarding personnel matters,” the district will “take action on his employment at a future meeting.”

Also, it appears that Keil was Kansas Teacher of the Year in 2004 and a National Teacher of the Year Finalist that same year.

On Thursday, Keil requested a court-appointed attorney. His next court appearance will be in the morning on Nov. 2. A bond of $250,000 has been set. He has been ordered not to have contact with minors or witnesses. He has also been ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol.

The full statement from the school district is below:

Nov. 16 update:

Hileman had a court hearing Wednesday morning in Johnson County. He asked for a new bond hearing. That bond hearing will take place in the morning on Nov. 23. Hileman has been in jail with his bond set at $250,000 since being arrested in late October.

Nov. 23 update:

The scheduled bond hearing took place this morning. A Johnson County judge granted bond modification, allowing him to be under house arrest.

Under the conditions, Hileman may only leave his residence for court appearances and medical appointments. He may have no contact with minors other than his children. He also may walk to his father’s residence and have a minister over.

A scheduling conference will take place in the morning on Jan. 11.