UPDATE: District 8 RTM Chair von Keyserling Charged with Sexual Assault 4

Update: Thursday 3:20pm. Reached by phone von Keyserling’s attorney Philip Russell said, “Any contact, if it occurred, it was trivial. And from my limited understanding was never meant to be malicious or sexual. The statute seems to require one or the other.”

UPDATE, Thursday 11:13am: Greenwich Police reported that Christopher von Keyserling, 71, of 402 East Putnam Ave, in Cos Cob was arrested on Jan 11 and charged with sexual Assault 4th degree, a misdemeanor, following an incident on Parsonage Road. According to the report, at 4:00pm, Greenwich Police Det. Sergeant Scorca responded to the Town of Greenwich Town Hall at 101 Field Point Rd to arrest Mr. von Keyserling, advising him he was being placed under arrest for a warrant resulting from an investigation.

After he was processed, his bond was set at $2,500 which he was able to post. He was released from custody at  5:40pm.

Mr. von Keyserling has a court date on Jan 25, 2017 in Stamford Superior court.

Original story, Wednesday, 8:00am: At Wednesday night’s RTM meeting of District 8 Chairman Christopher von Keyserling announced that he had been arrested earlier in the day at Town Hall and charged with Sexual Assault 4th degree.

Sexual Assault 4th degree is a Class A misdemeanor or class D felony according to Connecticut statute Sec. 53a-73a

Reached by email, Mr. von Keyserling referred questions to his attorney Philip Russell.

Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray confirmed von Keyserling was arrested and this story will be updated following the press briefing later Thursday morning.


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  • lovelydestruction

    OK, so, if only meant as a “joke”, pinching a p*ssy is A-OK. Great news for total aholes!

  • lovelydestruction

    Police said video footage from a surveillance camera on the day of the incident is consistent with the sequence of events described by the complainant.

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  • Ben Townes

    Lots of coverage on this story…

    The Greenwich Free Press –
    “UPDATE: District 8 RTM Chair von Keyserling Charged with Sexual Assault 4
    By: greenwichfreepress
    January 12, 2017

    The Greenwich Daily Voice –
    Greenwich RTM Member, 71, Arrested On Sexual Assault Charge
    By Frank MacEachern and Karen Tensa
    01/12/2017

    Greenwich Time –
    Von Keyserling, RTM member, arrested on criminal charge
    By Robert Marchant
    Updated 4:24 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The Connecticut Post –
    Von Keyserling, RTM member, arrested on criminal charge
    By Robert Marchant

    Updated 4:24 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017

    But NOT every Greenwich area newspaper has covered this story.

    The Greenwich Sentinel
    Just an April 26, 2016 letter to the editor from the accused with the Duh Donald Fetish regarding the Neighbor to Neighbor plan.
    Zero. Zip. Nada. On this story.

    The Greenwich Post
    Plenty of 2013 and 2014 letters to the editor and outright columns from the accused with the Duh Donald Fetish.
    Zero. Zip. Nada. On this story.

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