Bloomington Public Schools employee charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct
A Bloomington Public Schools employee has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct for acts against minors that occurred in the 1970s, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced today.
Kevin Belker, 65, was charged with first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct against two victims under the age of 13 who lived in his neighborhood at the time. His first court appearance is today at 1:30 p.m.
According to the criminal complaint, Bloomington Public Schools notified police of a complaint that a current employee of theirs had been involved in a sexual assault in the 1970s. Police followed up and found that Belker sexually assaulted several victims that lived in his neighborhood between 1973 and 1980.
The man identified as Victim 1 was recently in counseling and he recalled being molested by Belker. He went online and saw that Belker was working at the Bloomington school district and reported it to district officials.
Victim 1 and four other victims came forward to police and gave detailed accounts of how Belker molested them, usually at the Bloomington house but at least one time in a movie theater. Those victims ranged from eight-to-12 years old during the time of the sexual assaults by Belker, who would’ve been in his twenties. During that time, Belker had a younger sibling, who was of similar age to the victims, according to the complaint.
The criminal complaint mentions the incidents involving all five victims, but for now Belker is only charged with sexually assaulting Victims 1 and 2.
Belker still lives in the same home he lived in during the time of the offenses, in the area of West 99th Street and Johnson Avenue, the complaint says. He has been employed by Bloomington Public Schools since Sept. 18, 2018 and previously worked for Edina Public Schools from October 2005 to August 2018.
Belker is currently on administrative leave with Bloomington Public Schools, per their policies, and is currently being held at the Hennepin County Jail.
Criminal Complaint (PDF)