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Montgomery Road Haunted House Employee Faces Charges

Oct 14, 2014 11:40AM ● By Steven Jack
UPDATED 5:10 P.M. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15

The following statement was provided by Nic Miele, general manager of The Massacre Haunt, Inc.

“We make every effort to ensure our Halloween experience is as safe and as scary as possible. We abide by all regulations, take all allegations of misconduct seriously, and are cooperating with police. All the while, we are committed to continuing our Halloween tradition of fear and fright for many years to come. For a decade, we have entertained over 100,000 patrons in suburban Chicago without incident and are recognized as the #1 Haunted House in Illinois.”


UPDATED 1:05 P.M. TUESDAY, OCT. 14

A volunteer at the popular Massacre Haunted House now located on Montgomery Road in Montgomery faces charges after an incident that took place there Saturday night.

According to Montgomery Police, Robert Keller, 23, of Algonquin, was charged with battery and disorderly conduct at about 9:10 p.m. Saturday night for allegedly "saying inappropriate things to customers and touching them on their body with an object" while dressed as a clown.

According to the father of one of the victims who asked not to be named, his wife, two children and two of their friends were at the haunted house when they were approached by two men dressed as clowns. One of the men allegedly was carrying an adult sex toy and the other a bloody teddy bear with an adult sex toy attached to it. 

One of the employees allegedly began poking the man's 17-year-old daughter with the toy and asking sexual questions.

When the girl's mother asked him to stop, the employee allegedly began harassing her, too, waving the toy in the mom's face and asking more sexual questions. During the confrontation the other employee allegedly was sexually manipulating the teddy bear, the father said. 

"I have no clue what they were thinking. I just know it's very sad, and I'm very sad this happened to my daughter," the father said.

The father said he's been meeting with Montgomery officials to help make sure this doesn't happen to someone else, and said he suggested an officer be stationed at the haunted house during hours of operation.

Montgomery Police Chief Daniel Meyers said he has met with the owner of the haunted house who assured him that this was an isolated incident. 

"We have increased our patrols and the owner has advised he will speak to all employees," Meyers said.

A phone call seeking comment from the owners of the Massacre Haunted House was not returned. 

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