Kansas City man has been charged in Platte County with multiple child sex offenses involving two girls, and authorities are seeking the public’s help to determine whether there are other alleged victims.
Brian K. Keeling, 54, is accused of two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and two counts of statutory sodomy in the second degree involving girls who were ages 14 and 12.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd said charges were filed Oct. 1 following an extensive investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas City Police Department.
Zahnd said, “It is possible that this defendant may have sexually abused other children, and we’re asking anyone who believes they or someone they know may have been abused by this man to contact the FBI by dialing (816) 512-8200.”
According to court documents, two girls, ages 14 and 12, told Children’s Mercy Hospital employees that the defendant made them take off their clothes and be photographed. Further examination at the hospital revealed one of the juvenile victims had healed injuries consistent with sexual assault or trauma.
Both victims were then interviewed by an FBI Child-Adolescent Forensic Examiner, and they disclosed further sexual abuse by the defendant.
In two counts, Zahnd’s office charged Keeling as a persistent sexual offender, alleging that he previously pleaded guilty to forcible rape and forcible sodomy in 1995 in Jackson County. If convicted of those counts, Keeling would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole.
In two other counts, Zahnd’s office charged Keeling as a prior, persistent, and dangerous offender, which would also subject Keeling to an extended term of imprisonment if convicted.
Keeling is being held without bond in the Platte County jail.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas City Police Department. It is being prosecuted by First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mark L. Gibson and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kaitlynn Donnelly.