Sentencing for developer is delayed |

Sentencing for developer is delayed

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Sentencing for Keith Kelley, the Snyderville Basin real-estate developer who pleaded guilty to sex crimes in California, was delayed to Aug. 3 at 1:30 p.m.

The man who helped develop the luxury, slope-side community near The Canyons called The Colony is slated to be sentenced for three felonies related to sexual abuse of a 14- or 15-year-old boy.

"All parties requested the judge to continue sentencing," said Fanny Yu, a prosecutor for the district attorney in San Diego County, Calif. "The case will be sentenced Aug. 3."

Kelley is in his 60s.

He pleaded guilty to crimes that occurred in 1988, said Steve Walker, a spokesperson for the district attorney in San Diego County.

The victim revealed the allegations recently to police.

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Kelley was recently employed as vice president of Iron Mountain Associates, the development firm which built The Colony.

"I know he is very well recognized," Yu said in a telephone interview.

She will review probation reports before Kelley’s sentencing, Yu said.

"We also want to have the victim be involved," she said.

But there are no agreements in terms of sentencing, Yu said.

"We will leave it at the discretion of the court," Yu said. "We don’t necessarily want to plea bargain away anybody’s rights."

She could not confirm whether Kelley would be ordered to serve time in prison.

For each crime Kelley pleaded guilty to he could spend up to three years in prison, according to Walker.

A telephone number listed for Kelley in the Park City telephone book has been disconnected.