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Christian school administrator arrested on sex charges

July 12, 2019

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An administrator at a private Christian school and a Sunday school teacher are among three people arrested on sex-related charges, a sheriff’s office said Friday.

News outlets reported the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Jason Wesley Keller, 42, of Pfafftown is charged with 10 counts of sexual activity with a student by a school administrator. The sheriff’s office says an investigation into Keller began in 2009, nearly a year after the alleged offenses began.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Keller was a school administrator at Union Grove Christian School when he had sex with a student multiple times between August 2008 and May 2009. The sheriff’s office added that investigators have since learned new information from the now-adult victim, leading to Keller’s arrest.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports Keller is jailed on a $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

The Dispatch of Lexington reports the sheriff’s office also filed multiple sex-related charges against Matthew Ryan Hendrix, 36, of Mocksville. Specifically, Hendrix is charged with statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, statutory rape of a child by an adult and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. He is jailed on a $550,000 bond.

The sheriff’s office said Hendrix made inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old girl between June 15-25. The offenses were reported on July 3 and the child was sent to an advocacy center for a forensic interview, where investigators learned more about the assaults, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators said the victim knew Hendrix as her Sunday school teacher and a youth leader in her church.

Also arrested was Christopher P. Indendi-Kallsen, 50, of Lexington on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to his arrest report, Indendi-Kallsen was in possession of several nude photos of a young girl “obviously under 18 years old.” He is jailed on a 10,000 secured bond.

The three men were arrested Thursday. Their exact status couldn’t be determined on Friday

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