Keith Willette, a 54 year-old gymnastics instructor and professional photographer from Cameron Park, was arrested this past Thursday on suspicion of child molestation. According to the El Dorado Country Sherriff’s Office, Willette had been under investigation for a week prior to his arrest. His alleged victim came forward and informed authorities of the years of sexual abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of Willette, her gymnastics instructor.
The reported victim was a student of Willette’s, and claims she was sexually abused repeatedly, between 1999 and 2004. Detectives believe there is a strong possibility there are more victims, not only throughout El Dorado and Sacramento counties, but in the other states where he worked with children. Authorities have indicated that Willette served as a gymnastics instructor in Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington state.
Keith Willette is currently facing felony sexual assault charges and remains behind bars in El Dorado County Jail, where he is held on $100,000 bail.
The investigation is ongoing, and authorities encourage victims, or anyone with pertinent information, to come forward.
Our attorneys at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi are representing Willette’s alleged victim, and we want to help you, too. We are experienced in handling sensitive molestation cases, like this one, and we are passionate about advocating for the rights of our clients. If you suffered sexual abuse at the hand of Keith Willette while in Sacramento or El Dorado counties, or in Minnesota, Ohio, or Washington, contact our firm immediately. We can provide you with compassionate, respectful legal representation to better enable you to fight for your rights and seek justice for the crime committed against you.
If you were sexually abused, contact Manly, Stewart & Finaldi to begin building your case, today.
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