Man charged in downtown YMCA sexual assaults

WICHITA, Kan. A man accused of sexual assaulting three teens at Wichita's downtown YMCA made his first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court Monday (May 13).

In that first appearance, 31-year-old Keith Magoon was formally charged on five counts: one count of rape and four counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Bond for Magoon is set at $150,000. A preliminary hearing in this case is set for May 30. In that hearing, a judge will determine if there's enough evidence against Magoon for this case to go to trial.

The charges he faces are connected with a May 8 incident at the downtown Wichita YMCA at 420 N. Market. There, police responded to a sexual assault call at about 8:20 p.m. When officers arrived, three teen girls told them Magoon sexually assaulted them while they were in the pool area.

Officers located Magoon inside the YMCA and arrested him without incident.

Monday, the YMCA issued the following statement in response to the charges against Magoon:

"Today we learned the District Attorney and Wichita Police Department formalized charges of inappropriate activity with minors that occurred at the Downtown YMCA on May 8. We remain deeply saddened by this incident and our prayers are with the individuals and families involved.

The Greater Wichita YMCA works hard to be a valued community resource, and to be of use to area social service agencies. None of the three females, nor Keith E. Magoon, are members of the YMCA, but were granted access to the facility through agreements between the community agencies that serve them and the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Since the incident, Magoon has been added to our no-entry list and will not be allowed on any Greater Wichita Y property.

The pool area was staffed and assigned lifeguards were present and engaged in their duties and did not see any signs of distress. We have provided security camera footage to the police department and will continue to assist authorities with this active investigation in any way we can.

The Greater Wichita YMCA is committed to continually evaluating and improving how we keep safe all those who pass through our doors."