Cal Poly professor accused of indecent exposure

January 12, 2013

LibraryA professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is accused of exposing his genitals to people at the campus library on May 27.

At the time of the alleged indecent exposure, Shaun Kelly was an assistant professor in the Cal Poly BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department. He is no longer employed at the university.

Even though several witnesses said Kelly was the man they saw exposing his genitals, police did not arrest Kelly at the time. Since then, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office determined there is sufficient evidence to bring charges against Kelly. [SantaMariaTimes]

On Wednesday, Kelly was in court for a trial setting conference.

Kelly made the news last year when he lodged allegations that his former wife Maria Kelly and San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren were bad influences on his sons.

In court records of the Kelly custody battle, Shaun Kelly asks for full custody of their three children because of allegations that Ogren, Maria Kelly and both of their eldest sons used drugs at Ogren’s San Luis Obispo home.

 


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SLOBIRD

The stories that keeps on giving. Amazing that the 9 degrees of separation flow through all these incidents and yet NOTHING ever happens to any of them. Sorry Lynette, they do it to themselves. And yes, they should have thought of their children first and foremost, that is not the responsiblity of CCN. These folks brought this on themselves, so shame on them!


MarkJames

What a sad story. This is a perfect example of an otherwise outstanding all American family self destructing and we all know what the catalyst was. Parents, put your children first, teach them ethics, honesty, fidelity and above all, DON’T CHEAT. If you absolutely can’t stay together then leave for the right reasons while conducting yourself with integrity during the interim period. This business of getting caught up in the lime light of politics and dragging your family down because your needs and itches are so much more important is despicable. If you can’t behave, at least stay out of public service where your business becomes the public’s business.


hotdog

Well said Mr. James. Our society seems to have lost its way in many affairs, personally and collectively.


Aunt Joan

Wrong again. More about a family & mother attempting to protect her children from mental illness. I am her aunt Joan & you are incorrect. My niece resigned when it all became too much for all of them. She was divorced when she started dating. If you knew what she has had to endure and then on top of that with your sanctimonious tirades, you would be ashamed. You are now one of the abusers and bullies. Gross negligence in your words.


Ted Slanders

Aunt Joan,


ENOUGH! Woman, be silent!


“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp the authority over the man, BUT TO BE IN SILENCE.” (Timothy 2:12)


Furthermore, and biblically as well, you DO NOT have the authority over the man, Mark James. Learn your place in the godly scheme of things, for Christ’s sake.


Cindy

Aunt Joan, I think if Maria would have resigned when she became romantically involved with Paavo rather than resigning after their kids got into a DUI crash together and the “conflict of interest” became public, the issue of the relationship and all that followed would have probably been moot.


The LOCSD was perhaps the most contentious/long standing public dispute to ever grace this county. People won’t soon forget as politics, cronyism, hidden agenda’s and back rooms deals go hand in hand in this county along with lots of infidelity. You must admit that innocent or not, she could have done things better.


Lynette_Tornatzky

And I suppose Cindy that you are such a paragon of perfection that you have never, ever in your life made any mistakes at all in your own relationships or child rearing? We ALL could do things better, except for you of course (and Christ).


Maybe you’d like to be analyzed and ripped apart on the blogs?


mlewBS

Exactly, how would any of these hate mongers feel if this was happening to them?


Cindy

WOW, Hey lady, I was being nice and giving Maria the benefit of the doubt in fact I mitigated her circumstances all the way down to poor judgement. DON”T PUSH IT.


As to your questions about me, the answer is NO. I would have made better choices particularly where “boinking” a politically motivated associate while I was representing the trusting citizens is concerned. You certainly aren’t helping your friend any either, but rather adding fuel to the fire, no one is going to exonerate her so I suggest that you quit while you’re ahead.


Lynette_Tornatzky

Cindy, ask yourself, Is this story about Maria? Why are you going on and on about her?


CalCoastNews put the divorce stuff in – which is old, old news, and you are being manipulated by them to generate their post numbers to sell advertising because they know it is a topic to bring out the people angry at the sewer and the county, (in this case anyway).


I know that they need to generate revenue, fine, nothing wrong with that, it is just the low way of ginning up this story to get the comments going because they know that Mr. Kelly alone wouldn’t do the job and that is so, so wrong.


Cindy

I suggest that you take a look at these comments. I did not bring her up, I simply responded to other comments about her and put it into a reasonable perspective as I agree that the anger surrounding her is more about her role in the LOCSD. But you didn’t like that (despite the fact that I was taking her side) because I didn’t “fully” exonerate her and you decided to denigrate my “honest” post, thus perpetuating the discussion.


Yes, it seems unfair that this entire ordeal has been brought up again. The article could have left out the divorce aspects but I do see CCN’s point in reminding us about Shaun’s previous history. The irony being that Shaun who has been charged with exposing his genitals to students in a library, did petition the SLO court for full custody of his boy’s claiming that he was the best parent to nurture their teenage children!


Don’t blame the messenger. This entire family and their friends seem to have a difficult time accepting responsibility for their own actions. If you and your friends had just kept quiet, there wouldn’t be half the comments that you now complain about.


Kind Regards


Lynette_Tornatzky

Cindy,


I’m only on here to point out the unfairness of the article and to counter misinformation, which sticks out in cyberspace for a very long time. You are certainly not the only person that I have commented back to, and your comments are mild compared to others’. I waited to see if I even had to step in, but by the next day, the comments had gone over the line. It would be wrong to leave lies and wrong conclusions out there. I do blame the messenger, which is CCN. You didn’t see the divorce stuff in the Santa Maria Times did you?


What we got from CCN was reference to their article on Shaun’s non-context quotes out of a divorce proceeding bent in such a way to make Maria and Paavo look bad. They had no quotes from Maria at all, yet they were looking at the divorce documents. Don’t you find that odd? The divorce was long over when this incident hit and Shaun does not work at a school, so why is this OUR business to haul out divorce stuff and discuss it?


And here we are again, talking about it, thanks to CCN. They worked us pretty good, didn’t they? And Shaun has not been proven guilty either has he! The authorities didn’t do anything from lack of information FOR MONTHS. Now, suddenly he is in court. We DO NOT KNOW what happened or why there was suddenly evidence.


I don’t see where there is a lack of accepting responsibility to the actions. Everyone in this story has paid a price. Who isn’t paying a price is CCN and the nasty commenters.


mlewBS

Well put, Aunt Joan. She and her family have endured enough. She is a wonderful friend, mother and person. The cyber-bullying needs to stop. We are adults afterall (at least some are).


RU4Real

Well, well, well! Aunt Joan, it sounds as though YOU are either in DENIAL or are delusional! You & I BOTH know very well that Maria’s affair started LONG before she was divorced…


Pelican1

Perhaps there is something in the water, not just in Los Osos, that lends itself to all this abhorrent behavior.


justme

It’s called SLO county, it pulls all the misfits from Fresno, LA, and SF.


Move here for the geography, not the demography. The place is a nut farm. Cal Poly is an overeducated nut farm, that’s all.


mlewBS

People in glass houses…


justme

I knew he was nuts by his choice of wives in the past, Maria Kelly.


More crap for their kids to deal with. They already paid a big price (including Paavo’s kids) for having wackos and crooks for parents.


mlewBS

You would be the expert on proper parenting? Because why?


justme

Is an expert needed?


mlewBS

Wackos and crooks are abundant everywhere. Including Los Osos, (JT) where I know one of these bloggers should really examine their own home life and morality before stepping on other people.


paul72852002

Welcome to California …


RU4Real

NO, welcome to San Luis Obispo County & more specifically, CAL POLY! They’re either drunks, druggies or sexual perverts!


Cindy

Apart from the kids being smarter, CalPoly is no different than any other college when it comes to the shenanigans that you mention. Scary thought !


Mr. Holly

Just another example of our tax dollars at work.


RU4Real

HA!


justme

Not another Acme zipper failing. Now his life is ruined!!


Ted Slanders

The Hebrew/Christian God is the supreme authority on morality to Christians. Therefore, when the Christian version of God speaks, his people should listen! Are you listening Shaun Kelly?!


One guiding principle that will govern the way Christians dress and act with their bodies has to do with the BIBLICAL FACT that a man or woman’s body belongs to God and not themselves! A person’s body is the temple of God, (I Cor. 6:19). Since this is the case, one must dress and act in such a way that glorifies God, and that means no exposing of certain body parts! (I Cor. 6:20; 10:31).


Dressing or exposing one’s self in a way that dishonors our God and disavows his preeminence over their body that God owns, will result in destruction. (I Cor. 3:16-17)


As vessels of God, we Christians must always dress and act in a manner to honor God and reflect Christ living within, (Gal. 2:20; I Thess. 4:3-7).


The bottom line? Shaun Kelly is hell bound.


womanwhohasbeenthere

Gives new meaning to “Bio-Resource” .


mlewBS

This is a vile and unnecessary news piece. There are children involved.


Bored Watcher

The kids are all over 15 years of age. Not exactly “children”…they can handle it. Too bad they have to.


mlewBS

How do you know they can “handle” it? Where did you get your MD in psychiatry? Cold blooded remark. Would you say the same if it were your kids? I doubt it.


justme

Absolutely. Their Dad’s now a “Perv”, as any 15 yr old will term it. It couldn’t be much worse for them.


Aunt Joan

Who cares what age they are. In typical ccn style, commentots & story loose with the facts,they are not all over 15 you cow. Accusations about parenting were unfounded and failed in court but ccn won’t tell anyone that because it doesn’t fit their twisted story. Haven’t ever seen those kids on youtube drunk and getting beat up- what about your kid bored watcher?


justme

Tornatzky, is that you?


mlewBS

Look out for your own children “justme”


MarkJames

Shouldn’t you be telling that to Shaun? On second thought, Shaun is that you?


mlewBS

No its not Shaun Kelly. Im not condoning alleged

Behaviour, but this has got to hurt MK’s kids alot.

The callous remarks about the children is beyond

Unneeded.


RU4Real

Get over it, Lew…You & Lynette deserve each other…


Lynette_Tornatzky

RU4Real,


Lou (not Lew) does not blog. And thanks, that is sweet, we do deserve each other. First nice thing that you have ever said to me; turning over a new leaf are you? Great!


mlewBS

And I don’t have at least 3 or 4 user names. One person, one ID.


mlewBS

Lynette is clearly not a mean spirited virago like RU4Real. A decent and kind

Woman, deal with that.


mlewBS

I know someone lost a huge low interest loan for the sewer. As an added bonus managed to bankrupt the CSD. Nobody will “get over that”.


SLOBIRD

So we, the taxpayers who are represented by the folks, politicians and public service, should be quiet, meek and humble, eat their bs stories in silence because of their poor children while the folks are leaving the house at night, making romantic calls, have their kids in accidents because of intoxiication and drugs, get kicked out of school, rolls the joints for each other, and we are the ones that should be concerned about their kids. Really? The apple does not fall far from the tree obviously. OMG, what logic these families have, it’s everyone’s fault but their’s and we should all care but the parents. Very sad!


Lynette_Tornatzky

SLOBIRD, do you recall what this story is about? If you want to comment on it fine, but you seem to be much more involved in writing your own story here out of gossip and old events.


We ALL should care about EVERYONE’S children and to be so cruel and so unnecessarily judgmental is sickening.


If YOUR kids were involved, how would you like the news to treat you? Should all the old things in your life be trotted out for another scraping across the coals? How many times do we need to go over this divorce and how relevant is it to the story?


But I see how it happened all right. CCN thought it needed to be brought out yet again to give a political platform for their own biases. The Santa Maria Times didn’t think the divorce or Paavo Ogren were relevant and they aren’t.


Aunt Joan

Unfounded. This comment is slanderous and you are a bully. If any children were introduced to drugs, the authorities would have gotten involved. You don’t care about that little detail you just want to make sure people know what a miserable person you are.


PaulJones

Those kids were hanging out at Ogren’s house with his kids and were in a car accident with Ogren’s son who was drunk when he crashed the car. Further more, the kid was expelled from school for drug use, cocaine I believe. Don’t tell us that the exposure to drugs and alcohol at Ogren’s is unfounded. As for the drugs/marijuana being used by Maria and Paavo, that was revealed by Shaun himself who said he saw his kid telling his friends about it on his cellphone texting app. The kids have been exposed to plenty including adultery. It isn’t CCN’s job or responsibility to protect the Kelly children from the news about their parents outrageous behavior. In the mean time, learn to place responsibility where it is due and watch the sophomoric name calling (“cow”), you’ve got your nerve.


Lynette_Tornatzky

PaulJones,


Protect the Kelly children from the news or shove it in their faces? There is a difference and CCN ought to be ashamed. It is hard enough to have divorce in your home but it is quite another to have it spread all over this rag which is out in the public where the kids can see it.


Right now the charge is an accusation, and the Santa Maria Times says it was, “misdemeanor indecent exposure.” Instead of bothering to report on that fact, CCN instead brought back in details on the divorce which is long over with.


You seem to be taking sides in a biased “he said,” “she said” divorce report by CCN – but wait, Maria wasn’t given an interview or any quotes from the divorce, only Shaun got his words printed and who knows what his state of mind was when they were said.


Right, just take the biased report of an online rag as “fact.” Good for you! Name calling isn’t much at all compared to what you and CCN are doing.


Aunt Joan

You should be sued for slander but you hide behind a fake name and since ccn presented information in the past that you base your comments on, they should be sued for libel. Unfortunately its a blog rag and aren’t held to any standard. You are a bully and seem intent on being mean along with being wrong. You must be a miserable person. If this was happening in a school, you would have to answer for what you have said. Here you don’t. What a shame.


Cindy

“misdemeanor indecent exposure.”


Lynette Tornatsky, I believe that “mooning” someone in public could fall under the above stated charge. BUT….there is a huge difference between the mentality of humorously mooing somebody (probably had one cocktail too many) and exposing ones genitals to students, don’t you think? Don’t you think it’s important to clarify the facts behind the charge?


Sounds like you would like CCN to white wash the facts and if that’s the case then you’re reading the wrong news site, you should subscribe to the Tribune and stay away from CCN. Yes, the truth often hurts.


RU4Real

cindy, do you REALLY mean “humorously MOOING”???


Cindy

LOL, Yeah OK, I didn’t mean that but I still don’t beat the “gentile” faux pas.


justme

Hello? It’s Maria Kelly,the chick who was posing as the LOCSD’s VP which was embroiled in sewer matters WITH the County of whom Paavo was the Public Works Director and 100% pro obsolete sewer AND her lover. Add the betrayal of her own town, damage everywhere including her and Paavo’s kids.


The lady who seems to have only one backer, you? So maybe time to give it up, Lynette. Next!


RU4Real

get your head out of the sand, Aunt Joan!


RU4Real

The County needs to be rid of Paavo & his ilk…That would be a giant step toward healing this sick, sick County…Gibson, Paavo, Hill, BOTH Kelly’s, Edge,etc. etc…


mlewBS

The county needs to be rid of Julie Tacker. That much I know for sure.