Faribault School Criminal Sex Dismissed 05 Apr 13

The sexual abuse case against a former teacher at a boarding school in Faribault has been dismissed. A former student at Shattuck-St. Mary’s told police in November that Joseph Machlitt had abused him in 1980. After his arrest, Machlitt admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim, who was 14 at the time, but officials say that the statute of limitations on the case has expired so the case was dismissed. Former Shattuck-St. Mary’s Theater Department Chair Lynn Seibel has been charged with sexually abusing six male students at the school as well, and that case is still going forward.