Molestation charges await developer |

Molestation charges await developer

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

A Snyderville Basin developer is accused in California of molesting a 13-year-old boy, the authorities say.

The alleged crimes occurred between August and December 1988, said Steve Walker, a spokesman for the district attorney in San Diego, Calif.

Keith Kelley, 66, was booked into the Summit County jail after a judge in California issued a warrant for his arrest.

"Bail was set at $200,000," Walker said.

Kelley is charged with several counts of perpetrating a lewd act upon a child 14 or 15 years old, according to Karen Dalton, a spokeswoman for Superior Court of California in San Diego County.

Kelley could spend "up to 22 years in prison if convicted of all those charges," Walker said.

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Kelley was charged June 30.

An arraignment hearing for Kelley had not been scheduled Monday in California, Walker explained in a telephone interview.

"Once they’re here, then they will have a set date for arraignment," Walker said.

The allegations were recently revealed to police by the victim, a U.S. Marshals Service spokesman said.

Kelley is vice president of Iron Mountain Associates, which developed The Colony near Park City. Messages left at his home in Park City have not been returned.

"[Kelley] is still involved in [Iron Mountain Associates] and he is in California," Craig Coburn, an attorney for Iron Mountain said Monday.

Kelley will "defend himself against the allegations," according to an Iron Mountain press release.