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Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul Public Schools custodian was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several young children, including members of his family. Walter Johann Happel, 63, struck a plea deal in March after pleading guilty to one count of surreptitious invasion of privacy, after he spied on an 11-year-old boy in Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School student bathroom.

05/07/2015

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New Evidence Presented At Janitor’s Child Sex Abuse Hearing

A judge is hearing new evidence Friday in the case against a school janitor accused of inappropriate behavior with several students Walter Happel, 62, was charged back in March after police say he was caught peeking at an 11-year-old boy in a bathroom at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School in St. Paul last February. He resigned soon after.

01/30/2015

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Charges Dropped Against St. Paul School Officials

Criminal charges have been dropped against the former principal and assistant principal of a St. Paul school who were accused of failing to report a custodian’s alleged sexual misconduct against a student.

12/10/2014

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Dakota Co. Att’y Investigating St. Paul School District

The Dakota County attorney’s office is looking into whether St. Paul school district staffers broke the law by not reporting allegations against a custodian now charged with sexual misconduct.

06/23/2014

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Former St. Paul Janitor Facing More Allegations Of Child Sex Abuse

A former custodian at a St. Paul school is facing more accusations of inappropriate behavior with students. Walter Happel, 62, was charged on March 20 after police said he was caught peeking at an 11-year-old boy in a bathroom at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.

05/21/2014

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School Janitor Accused Of Peeping At Boys In Bathroom

A longtime school janitor has been charged with peeping at an 11-year-old student while he was in a bathroom stall, and the criminal complaint alleges a number of similar past incidents. Walter Johann Happel, 62, of Newport, Minn., was working as a janitor at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.

03/20/2014