A 44-year-old Ramsey man has been charged with sexually abusing young boys, including a foster child in his home.
Chad Michael Geyen was arraigned Wednesday morning on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and is being held in the Anoka County jail. Police say he molested four boys — two who are now adults and two others now ages 8 and 11.
"At this point, we have four victims that we can confirm have made reports with us, and we have made an investigation," Anoka County Sheriff's Office Commander Paul Sommer said. "Each one of those complainants is detailing years of abuse, not an isolated incident here or there, but a sustained relationship with Mr. Geyen."
Police say Geyen was a pilot and volunteered with a youth aviation program at the Blaine Airport, where some of the alleged abuse occurred. They say he was also a Big Brothers volunteer and met at least one of the victims in that program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities said in a statement that it has no record of Geyen being involved with their group but will "continue to proactively support the investigation to the extent that may be required."
Bail was set at $1.5 million with no conditions, $500,000 if he has no contact with children and he agrees to forfeit his pilot's license and his passport, Sommer added.
Police say there may be more victims in this case and are asking anyone with information about Geyen to contact the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at (763) 427-1212.
Editor's note (Feb. 10, 2015): The original version of this story included the Anoka County court filing. The document has been removed.