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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fourteen Year Old Child Raped in Forest Lake. Man Charged and Released. If Convicted, Little or No Jail Time

Austin Keacher of Forest Lake has been charged with third degree rape of a 14 year old child. The criminal complaint states back in May the victim and her friends took their bicycles to a nearby lake to go fishing. They left from the home of the accused child rapist Austin Keacher who lives in Autumn Hills
photo of Austin Keacher from
his public facebook profile
. The victim realized she forgot her phone back at the home of Keacher so the two of them went back together alone. They went into the garage and the victim had a medical condition that caused her to pass out. The mother of the victim stated in the report the condition was know
n (type of condition withheld to protect the identity of the victim). When she awoke she found Keacher touching her and grabbing her private areas. 

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Despite repeatedly telling him to stop Keacher was reported to have continued to force himself on her. The police estimated in the report he is six feet tall and weighs over 100 pounds more than the victim. The victims says in the criminal complaint he proceeded to rape the victim in the garage. When police officers spoke to him about the report Keacher admitted to having sex with the victim and that he knew days prior that she was only 14 years old. 

Austin Keacher appears to have been released from Jail and into the public on September 12th. It can take a year or longer to get a conviction. In nearly every case the accused child
booking photo of
Austin Keacher
rapists get insane plea deals because of prosecutors. Plea deal or not, the convictions are weak because of the weak MN law and sentencing guidelines. No bill has passed to make sex offender law more tough in the last two years. It's vital that readers contact their legislators and ask why Representative Matt Grossell is the only legislator writing bills on this and why there are not nearly enough co-signed on the bills.

If Austin Kearcher is convicted of the charged crime, assuming he doesn't get a plea deal down to even lesser charges, he will get very little time in Jail and very little time on the sex offender registry. See some of the many cases in the last couple years of those convicted of the same charges or supposedly more harsh 1st or 2nd degree rape from Washington County:

To see dozens of examples in the last two years of insane plea deals from Washington County prosecutors and the weak MN sex offender law letting the public down see:

In Minnesota, law makers and prosecutors believe child rapists can be "rehabilitated," do not need to be monitored, and can become good members of society. The evidence is the fact no bill has passed to make sex offender law more tough in the last two years. Also, Only several hundred of the over 20,000 convicted rapists in Minnesota are confined in prison. Most only do a couple years and then are released. More information here:

If you hope to see any law change, continue to contact law makers, especially Senator Warren Limmer who has refused to pass the sex offender bills in his key special committee in the Senate. 

It's clear that just because a child rapist is charged or convicted, doesn't mean justice will be served after sentencing if convicted. Therefore, if the punishment for ALL criminal sexual conduct crimes is raised than weak charges and convictions will be stronger. With the raised bar there won't be a thing as an outrageous plea deal to lesser rape charges or a weak sentence.

Tell legislators to also make the sex offender list public like nearly every other State in the Country does. All but MN, DC, and Maine have public lists. Maine only has 2,700 sex offenders in their state though. Compared to over 20,000 in MN. 

Booking #: 1809219 
DOB: 05/17/1998
Autumn Hills Apartments 
Arresting Officer(s): 423 
609.344.1(b) Criminal Sex Conduct-3rd Degree-Victim 13-15 Actor >24m older 
Arrest Location: 708 sw 12th st forest lake 
Arrest Date Time: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM 
Release Date Time: 9/12/2018 3:38:22 PM  

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