Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Child-Abuse Suspect's Bond Revoked

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Child-Abuse Suspect's Bond Revoked

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An Atlantic Beach lawyer awaiting trial on charges of

beating three teenage boys was jailed yesterday after having his

bond revoked for trying to contact one of the boys.

Robert P. McKeever, 43, of the 1600 block of Park Terrace

West was charged with eight counts of aggravated child abuse;

five counts of lewd or lascivious acts upon a child; two counts

of lewd, lascivious or indecent act, fondling; two counts of

using a child in a sexual performance; and possession of

photographs displaying sexual performance by a child.

Investigators said they have videotape of the three boys

being beaten in the nude at McKeever's home. McKeever was

matched with one of the boys through Big Brothers Big Sisters

and used that role to befriend the other two boys.

McKeever, who had been free on bond, was prohibited from

contacting the boys, said Assistant State Attorney Laura Havey

Baer. In a hearing yesterday, witnesses testified McKeever went

to one boy's workplace at least twice to try to find him. Baer

said McKeever didn't have face-toface contact with the boy.

McKeever was being held at the Duval County jail yesterday

without bond. His trial is scheduled for Nov. 17.

CRIME NEWS

ROBBERY CHARGE: A man who recently had been fired from a

Baptist Medical Center cafe was charged in a Monday robbery at

the eatery that left the restaurant's proprietor bound with toy

handcuffs, authorities said.

Police arrested Kevin Michael Haage, 20, about noon Monday,

four hours after Le Cafe was robbed at gunpoint. Police said

Haage was hiding in a bedroom closet at a friend's apartment on

the 3700 block of University Boulevard. When Haage refused to

leave the bedroom, a police dog was unleased and Haage suffered

several dog bites while being apprehended.

About 7:45 a.m. Monday, a gunman walked into Le Cafe and

ordered Arthur Chiang, 49, the restaurant's owner, and his

11-year-old son to the back of the restaurant. The robber put

toy handcuffs on Chiang's wrists and ordered him and his son to

the floor. The robber then stole $300, police said.

IN THE COURTS

MURDER SENTENCING: A man twice convicted of murder will spend

the rest of his life in prison after his sentencing yesterday in

a third murder.

Foster Lee Brown, 44, was sentenced to life in prison without

parole for the murder of Darryl Jenkins, 28. Jenkins was killed

Aug. 28, 1996, during a robbery. Brown's co-defendant Fred Brooks

-- who fired the fatal shot -- was sentenced last week to death.

Another man, Michael Johnson, also was shot during the robbery.

Circuit Judge Brad Stetson followed the jury's recommendation

for Brown and sentenced him to life in prison for the murder of

Jenkins and 30 years in prison as a habitual violent felony

offender for the aggravated battery conviction in the shooting

of Johnson. …

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