UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

April 17, 2019
Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf

Keith Allan Krikstan, 31, of Waldorf

UPDATE 4/17/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, after five days of trial, a Charles County jury convicted Keith Allan Krikstan, 31 of Waldorf, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

On January 11, 2018, a detective with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the then 12-year-old victim, who stated that she had been in communication with Krikstan, her substitute teacher at John Hanson Middle School, through Snapchat, Facetime, and text message. She further stated that during those communications, Krikstan showed her part of his genitalia and asked her to send him inappropriate pictures.

An investigation revealed that from October 2017 through January 2018, Krikstan developed an inappropriate relationship with the victim and on multiple occasions requested and received pictures of the victim’s private areas. Krikstan, being the victim’s substitute teacher, on one occasion held the victim back after class to talk about the status of their relationship. He then gave her a pass so that she could enter her next class late.

A classmate of the victim learned the nature of the relationship and notified a school resource officer at the school.

Cell phone downloads from both the victim’s and defendant’s phones corroborated the inappropriate nature of their relationship. Krikstan also admitted to communicating with the victim through text and social media, as well as deleting messages.

During closing argument, Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Freeman told the jury, “[the defendant] took advantage of [the victim] for his own benefit. He knows this is wrong, yet he [continued] because his needs were more important [to him] than doing what’s right.”

1/13/2018: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl.

On January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to a Charles County Sheriff’s school resource officer that they were aware of a substitute teacher who was having inappropriate communication with another student.

Officers learned Krikstan had obtained a cell phone number of a female student in December 2017 and began texting her. Soon after, they kept in contact via FaceTime and social media. Evidence showed Krikstan convinced the girl to send explicit photos to him and he sent some to her.

Krikstan was immediately removed from the school and detectives served a search warrant, during which they recovered cell phones and computers. Forensic analysis will be conducted on the devices.

Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about this situation and if they report anything inappropriate about Krikstan to contact Det. E. Webster at (301) 609-6558.

Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf

Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf

51 Responses to UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

  1. Charles on January 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Another sick individual…absolutely crazy

    • truthteller on January 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      You mean another white man.

      • dirt on January 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

        Carlos Bell?????????????????????????

      • Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm

        what the hell does color have to do with the fact he’s a POS that doesn’t deserve to breathe..Take his ass out back I say…

      • Anonymous on April 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

        It ain’t just white men that commit these types of crimes. Why does race always have to be brought up? Grow up.

        • Duh on April 18, 2019 at 8:01 pm

          Cause that is “their” number one play.

        • Anonymous on April 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

          Not just men, either. It goes to show that this has happened for a very long time. Now there’s digital proof to punish them, teaching them how not to get caught. Sex offenders do NOT change, they progress into violence.

  2. AliceW on January 14, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Hopefully they will track down every kid she forwarded the pictures to and bust them if they sent them out and so on. The school board needs to hang a sign over the door teachers use that says: The snot nose kids will tell and you will be ruined for life!

    • I'm still laughing on January 16, 2018 at 10:39 am

      excuse me, woman.

    • Anonymous on January 16, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Why are you so angry at these kids? They did the right thing. He used his position of power to try to take advantage of a child between the ages of 10 and 14! You don’t know if that she gave him her number because he offered something like help on homework, you don’t know if that she asked him to stop, all you know is the very small amount of unidentifying, for the young girl’s protection, information that this news article tells you. That poor girl probably had no sense of the ramifications of sending those photos, he probably convinced her everything would be fine and no one would know. Thank God her friends did find out because who knows what else this sick creep would have done. I’m going to assume that you’re not a parent, especially not of a girl but to enlighten you girls are very impressionable at this age, they are insecure, their lives and bodies are changing, unfortunately they are very easy to take advantage of and this guy knew it. Stop blaming the kids, adults know better.

      • AliceW on April 18, 2019 at 8:36 am

        What do you have against reminding teachers about what they seem to forget? The gross lack of parenting is causing this problem. My 15 year old neighbor had her phone taken by the police because she was sending the same kind of pictures to seniors at her school. Why, because the 16 year old on the other side of me was pimping her out to the older boys. The 16 year old was raised a sociopath by her trash parents and is staying out to mid night. Need to start arresting the parents. So cry me a river while you pitch the don’t hold them accountable BS!

  3. Rob Stark on January 14, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    it runs in the family, trust me.

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      Don’t use that as an excuse for yourself, you pedophile.

      • Rob Stark on April 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

        I don’t know why you would reply that way to my post, but I suppose you have the right to do so. The reason I made the comment that I did was, even though I don’t know Keith Krikstan, I do know his father, Jerry. I also know Jerry’s past run in’s with the law and while I won’t get specific here, I stand by my 1st statement. It runs in the family!

        • Anonymous on April 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm

          Yes, it does, Rob Stark. I know exactly what you are saying here.

  4. Heather on January 15, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Must have been a Trump supporter

    • Anonymous on January 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

      If he was he won’t be by the next election. It is the democrats that keep insisting scum like this can be rehabilitated and released to ruin the lives of more children. As a criminal he stands to benefit more from supporting the democrats. If it were up to true republicans people like him, murderers, and rapists would be put down like rabid dogs.

      • Anonymous on April 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm

        LOL I love this reply lol

    • Harry Callahan on April 17, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Nice try Heather the Troll. Sorry, this punk is definitely democrat material, they embrace everything immoral and disgusting. Hillabeast Clinton even voluntarily defended 41 year old Timothy Alfred Taylor in a 1975 case where the S-bag raped 12 year old Kathy Shelton. She not only blamed the child, saying she had it coming, but laughed about the incident.
      You and your fellow punk, Joshy Fury better face reality, your party is a bunch of sick, perverted, lyin’ pack of hypocrite lunatics. Your comment would be comical if it wasn’t so ignorantly pathetic.

  5. Ted Nugent on January 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

    The BOE of Charles County is taking a beating! Maybe they should spend some of the extra millions they got lying around on back ground checks. Just a thought. Meanwhile the maintenance of effort is alive and well and your taxes aren’t getting any lower.

    • Big Cookie on January 17, 2018 at 10:38 am

      The BOE has millions of $ just laying around. Who would’ve thought. Ted, can you give us your source of that information? Or, are you just making it up? Did you learn that from watching the MSM?

      • Willie on January 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm

        Charles Co B of E has a rainy day fund that is in the millions. Look it up for yourself.

  6. Anonymous on January 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Another sicko democrat enough said.

    • JOSH FURY on January 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Excuse me, i know him and he’s a white Republican typical Trump supporter, but nice try.

      • Talking heads on January 16, 2018 at 12:09 pm

        You know him because you are like him, “Josh The Perv”.

        No link between him and the president…..just YOU.

        So I think that says it.

        • JOSH FURY on January 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm

          My comment stands.

          • Mac N Cheese on January 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

            And you obviously bend…….over!

        • Josh Fury on January 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

          I don’t really know him. I just tell people I know them to stir the doolie butter.

          • Harry Callahan on April 17, 2019 at 8:11 pm

            If you want to stir the doolie butter, punk, just move your odd shaped head in a circular motion, or Every which way but loose until your hairbun comes loose or your cat quits starin’ at ya. Then you can borrow 5 bucks from mommy, hop in her POS Prius, head on down to Starsucks, get yourself a fruity sissy frappe’ and reflect on the stupid ass childish comment you made on a news site about a child predator….punk.

  7. K allan on January 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Someone set me up I was falsely accuse now my Job is ruin

    • Anonymous on January 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      you know me. I’m not going to say anymore.

    • unknown on January 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      you know me. nothing else to say.

      • unknown on January 20, 2018 at 9:28 pm

        don’t reply to this comment

  8. Anonymous on January 16, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Nasty, anyone that takes advantage of a child for their own twisted perversions should be forced to get a tattoo on their forehead that says PEDOPHILE then released into general population. If they are still alive at the time of release they should then be forced to get castrated.

  9. Big Dookie on January 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

    sick white boy. who is really shocked at this point?

    • Big Dookie's Mom on January 16, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Almost as shocked as I was with the dude with HIV and molesting boys.

    • Big Foolkie on January 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Almost as sick as the black boy, Carlos Deangelo Bell, not shocked at all, typical.

  10. Anonymous on January 18, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Ain’t this the boy that used to work Down St Mary’s County at the JCPenney catching people stealing I always knew something wasn’t right about that boy

  11. Joe on January 18, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Ain’t this the boy that used to work Down St Mary’s County at the JCPenney catching people stealing I always knew something wasn’t right about that boy

  12. rich on January 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Krikstan was reported sick the other day. Probably the FLU. Lately a lot heve been coming down with the flu virus. This makes people do strange things

  13. Haven on January 20, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I know this guy very well, he used to work at the roller skating rink in Waldorf,MD. I never believed he would do this and I don’t think that the kids knew the whole story like they think they know. I bet that girl is devastated, wish i was the one hurt not her. her age is 11-14. I personally don’t think that Keith would ever do something like this. and even if he is talking to this girl, and it might have been inappropriate, but everything she did, she WANTED to do, else she wouldn’t have done it. Guys that do that are sick but they have no contact after everything goes down. Everyone needs to know that she WANTED to send the explicit photos, she WANTED to talk inappropriately. I don’t think people really think that way, so I’m glad I can help y’all figure this all out and help y’all who falsey accuse people for doing something when the other person did what they WANTED to do! Im happy I could help!

    • Haven on January 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      I actually don’t know him very well, I just used to roller skate a lot at that roller skating rink until I moved away with my own family.

    • Malcolm X on January 22, 2018 at 9:46 am

      11-14 and she wanted it? Got it. Do us all a favor and don’t reproduce.

    • Sick family on April 17, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      If you know Keith I’m sure you know his father, Jerry who is just as sick if not more sick than keith. His father has touched a little boy on his butt inside of his pants and because it was outside of the underwear the Charles county police won’t do anything about it.

      • Anonymous on April 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

        Agreed, his father is just as sick as he is. I knew both of them as well. Keith had an attraction to younger women, and spoke very inappropriately to them behind closed doors.

    • Rob Stark on April 18, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Haven,

      You are blaming all this on a 12 year old kid? You are one sick pr*ck!

  14. Anonymous on April 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Its a FACT that 90 percent of the teachers are democrats pushing their sick agenda and brainwashing these kids in schools and colleges.VOTE REPUBLICAN.

    • Aunt Esther on April 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      Amen, honey!

  15. Mr Hand on April 18, 2019 at 5:41 am

    I find it amazing that Kim Hill still has a job. The taxpayers are paying her a ton of money and our school system is a disaster. Between the sex abuse, kids running the asylum and guns being brought to school, who do we hold accountable? If she was running a private company she would have been fired a long time ago.

  16. Anonymous on April 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    wrong on both ends , especially his but also her and her parents , SHAME

  17. Anonymous on April 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Harry Callahan, you are my HERO!!! He did it, don’t care what anyone says! And to put blame on a CHILD, shame on you! I hope someone sticks a big cock in your ass!! He’s a POS predator who’s too much of a pussy to take responsibility for liking little girls. I sure hope he gets a cellmate who also likes little pussys!!