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Browerville Basketball Player Pleads Guilty In Hazing Incident

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A second Browerville High School boys basketball player has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges in a hazing incident involving his team that took place last March.

Seth Kellen, 18 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in the incident. As part of the plea agreement, other charges against him were dropped. Kellen and Connor Burns were both accused of sexually attacking more than a half dozen students. Burns pleaded guilty back in November.

According to court documents, the assaults happened in a classroom, the locker room and gym showers at Browerville High School. Seven accusers came forward, saying that the two had repeatedly touched them in a sexual manner.

Kellen was accused of tackling the boys, grabbing them and touching them inappropriately. While most incidents allegedly happened in private, at least one happened with other students around in shop class. Kellen allegedly took his clothes off, ran up to his victim, and pressed his genitals against the victim’s lower back.

There were also two incidents during the State High School Basketball Tournament in Minneapolis.

Kellen will be sentenced in June.


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