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CEDAR RAPIDS — A former assistant track coach at Linn-Mar High School and owner of a high school sports photography service answered to two more charges Tuesday alleging he molested a second victim.
Kameron Marrelle Beets, 29, of Cedar Rapids, made an initial appearance in Linn County District Court for charges of lascivious acts with a child inflicting pain or discomfort, a Class D felony, and lascivious conduct with a minor, a serious misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint, a 15-year-old boy told police that Beets, his coach, asked him to send nude photos or videos and to meet him in person “for the purpose of evaluating and coaching him.” Police have collected digital forensic evidence in the case against Beets.
The teen alleges that Beets met him Sept. 25 at Linn-Mar High School to perform a “physical analysis” for a training program, during which Beets told the teen to strip naked before fondling his buttock and inner thigh.
The 15-year-old is the second victim resulting in criminal charges so far.
On Oct. 22, Beets received several serious charges after being accused of confining a 17-year-old to a restroom for 45 minutes while sexually abusing him during a Sept. 27 “training program.” That boy also was asked to send nude photos and submit to a “physical analysis.” Beets was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, third-degree kidnapping, sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual exploitation by a school employee and invasion of privacy in that case.
Linn-Mar High officials previously said Beets had resigned as a student supervisor April 14, as his contract as an assistant boys’ varsity track coach ended May 22. He continued to volunteer as an unpaid coach after his contract ended.
“No complaints were received by school administration to suggest any misconduct in a school-related context,” school officials stated Oct. 26. “The district is following our procedures and cooperating with law enforcement.”
A preliminary hearing on the new charges is scheduled for Nov. 10. Beets is held in the Linn County Jail on a $65,000 bond for seven charges.
The Marion Police Department previously advised parents who believe their child was victimized to call police at (319) 377-1511.
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