Mill Valley teacher accused of sexually abusing students

Mill Valley High School teacher Keil Hileman faces six counts of unlawful sexual relations with students. Image courtesy Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

This is an ongoing story that will be updated when new information is available. 

Former social studies teacher Keil Hileman appeared via zoom for arraignment on Oct 27. Judge Dan Vokins of the Johnson County District Court presided over the arraignment. 

Hileman was charged with 6 counts of unlawful sexual relations, and arrested on Oct. 26. These alleged charges range from June 1, 2017 to Sept. 3, 2022. 

Hileman is currently held in custody on a bond of $250,000, and was ordered by Judge Vokins to personally appear in court on Nov. 2 at 10:00 a.m. for a no-go preliminary hearing. Div. 16 Judge Neil B. Foth will preside over the case. 

Under Kansas statute, one count of unlawful sexual relations is a considered a class 5  felony, and carries a maximum sentence of fifty five months.  

Mill Valley News reported that Hileman was placed on leave after the district was notified of the allegations against the teacher. The district stated that he will not return to the school district in an email to district parents, and a future board meeting will determine his employment status. 

“We do not tolerate such misconduct and have acted as quickly as possible to protect

and care for those involved,” the email reads.

Hileman has taught numerous social studies classes with the district since 1994, according to a district spokesperson. He was named Scholastic Teacher of the Year in 2004, and was a LifeChanger of the Year Award nominee in 2019. 

Hileman also taught summer classes for 6-9 graders as part of the JCCC Youth Enrichment Program

Hileman is the second Johnson County area teacher this semester arrested for unlawful sexual conduct. Shawnee Mission North High School teacher Alexander Morris was arrested on Sept. 28 and was charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Jake Twigg, sports editor, and Henry Gamber, editor-in-chief.



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