HOWARD LAKE, Minn. (KMSP) - A former music teacher at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in Howard Lake, Minnesota has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old student.
According to the criminal complaint, 30-year-old Andrew Rosevold allegedly kissed and groped a student in the school building. Several encounters were captured on videos Rosevold "tried to delete" from his devices.
On Sept. 11, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School Principal Jason Mix informed police that a 15-year-old female student admitted to him that she and Rosevold kissed on the lips and had been Snapchatting for a long time. Police discovered the chats took place over the span of 434 days.
The student admitted that "the kissing started at the end of ninth grade," and that the first kiss took place at the school.
Police obtained the student's phone, which contained saved Snapchat conversations with "Ben," who is believed to Rosevold. According to the complaint, "some of the messages were flirtatious and sexual in nature" and "ben" allegedly expressed his love for the student.
In one of the messages, "Ben" was "worried that someone may have seen his prior messages and told the student to 'say we never did anything inappropriate...only me trying to help you with school, friends, homework, etc.'"
On Sept. 18, officers obtained a search warrant and looked through Rosevold's home. According to the complaint, one of the devices contained videos he tried to delete. Some of the videos included "surreptitious short films showing the cleavage, buttocks and panties of numerous other juvenile females."
Four of the videos depicted separate incidents of Rosevold and the student kissing, hugging and touching in a romantic and sexual manner while clothed.
Superintendent Brad Sellner reported that Rosevold resigned Sept. 24 after serving as band director for five years. Rosevold is charged with four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.