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Former Minn. prep school teacher faces sex charges

Published On: Nov 21 2012 04:34:37 PM CST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -

A second former teacher at a Faribault prep school has been charged with abusing a student, as part of an investigation into reports of sexual abuse at Shattuck-St. Mary's.

Joseph Carl Machlitt, 63, appeared in court Wednesday on counts of criminal sexual conduct.

The complaint says Machlitt sexually assaulted a former student in 1980 after the boy suffered a head injury and was brought to Machlitt's dormitory apartment for observation.

Police say the victim, now 46, came forward after seeing reports about charges against Lynn Seibel, another former teacher charged with having sexual contact with six students.

Online court records show Machlitt represented himself. He was in custody Wednesday and could not receive messages.

Police believe the school staff did not know about the incident involving Machlitt.

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