Flute teacher accused of molesting teen student posted creepy Facebook status

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Robert Ladwig
Robert Ladwig, a 29-year-old Coon Rapids resident, has been charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy who was taking a flute lesson from him.

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The incident allegedly occurred on June 27. According to the criminal complaint, around 4:30 that afternoon, the boy's father came home and was surprised to see Ladwig's car still in the driveway, as the lesson was supposed to end at 4.

The Star Tribune tells the story from there:
The father walked into the family room and noticed his son and Ladwig "sitting very close together on the couch." The two quickly moved apart.

Ladwig asked to stay and play video games with the boy, was told no and left.

That same night, the boy told his parents that Ladwig had a practice of rubbing the youngster's feet and worked his way up to the "groin area." The boy said that Ladwig's touching made him feel uncomfortable.
WCCO, citing the complaint, reports that the boy told police similar incidents had occurred previously during the three months he took lessons from Ladwig, typically starting with a massage and escalating from there.

This isn't the first time Ladwig has been accused of getting sexual with one of his students. From KARE:
Criminal records indicate he previously pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for an incident in 2011 where he kissed a young female student on the lip. Ladwig revealed to his ex-wife in 2011 that he had received counseling for his struggles with child pornography.
Days before the June 27 incident, Ladwig posted this creepy status on his Facebook page:

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More ominously, a month after the incident occurred (but months before he'd be arrested and charged), Ladwig posted this:

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h/t Dave Overlund on Twitter

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31 comments
Misty Jolly Aoudia
Misty Jolly Aoudia

Why would a father let a grown man in his house alone in his house?

Julia Tholke
Julia Tholke

this guy was working as a therapist in uptown

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

It would have been so nice to read a headline like this:  "Pedo flute teacher caught dead in the act shot dead by father of victim."


Al Grande
Al Grande

"This one time at band camp..."

Jeremy Alexandrovna
Jeremy Alexandrovna

I don't appreciate your homophobia. You do realize this is 2013 right?

Katsi Duzynski
Katsi Duzynski

like cockroaches coming out of the woodwork ... seems like an awful lot of these psychos are out there nowadays ...

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

His Facebook page also reveals him to be a gay, libertarian, Tea Partying Rush Limbaugh fan who just this past weekend apparently earned a Master's degree in "counseling."

Jason Gabbert
Jason Gabbert

I don't now what's more disturbing -- the fact that this guy likes to touch penises or the fact that a grown man is teaching a little boy how to play a flute.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

Lots of sickies out there. How many stories like this happen in the Twin Cities on a daily basis that we never learn about?  #TweetsAreYours

Dean P. Cummings
Dean P. Cummings

If we could just get rid of those medieval celibacy rules for flute teachers... oh wait...

Darin Back
Darin Back

What is wrong with these guys, good lord..

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@Jeremy Joseph Light Whose homophobia? The "skin flute" idiots? Yeah.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@DanMitchell ? Got the Masters degree, and he watched Atlas Shrugged, not sure about the rest unless you are being sarcastic.

Could just as well say another godless, liberal musician, union member.

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@CinBlueland @DanMitchell Or you could check out his "likes" and the rest of his profile. Did you think I was just making shit up? I'm not a tea partyer, after all. Pro tip: if someone cites specific facts, maybe do everything you can to make sure they're not true before spouting off.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@DanMitchell @mingtran Ming is just too stupid to properly comment and address it to me.  He is another stupid conservative asshole who likes to be humiliated on a regular basis.  

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@mingtran That's quite a collection of hoary cliches there. Good work, with the pasting.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

You're a fascinating creature. I'm not sure I've ever encountered someone with such complete and utter lack of self awareness. Don't change.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@CinBlueland It's funny how you get called stupid on like every single story.  That might be an indicator that you are stupid.  

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@DanMitchell @CinBlueland Relax, I didnt deep dive his FB page and "Facts" on CP are usually taken as seriously as facts on Reddit.

Not to mention the usual amount of static. 

As this is yet one more teacher caught molesting a child I call for cameras in all classrooms and no child to be left unsupervised by any adult ever!

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@CinBlueland @DanMitchell I deleted just because this Gabbert guy is clearly insane and who knows what he might do. And anyway, the stuff out there on the Web about him is at least as bad as the stuff I dug up. Dude's a massive fuckup, a sleazebag, and a nutjob.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@DanMitchell Damn dude, CP should hire you. That's more investigation/reporting than I've seen here in months.

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