Fran’s Day Care Case Information – Keller Case

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Fran’s Day Care Case Information – Keller Case

November 27, 2013 case update:

Fran Keller, a former Austin day care owner was freed on bond Tuesday November 26, 2013 after 21 years in prison for sexual abuse of children in her care. Dan Keller her husband, who was also convicted of sexual abuse, is expected to be freed the following week.

The Travis County district attorney’s office agreed to not oppose the Kellers’ release on bond. They  acknowledged that a key prosecution witness (a doctor who provided the only physical evidence of abuse in this case) had recanted his testimony as a mistake based on inexperience in pediatric exams.

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg stated that “Given the crucial nature of (that) testimony in a child sexual abuse case, I agreed that there is a reasonable likelihood that his false testimony affected the judgment of the jury and violated Frances Keller’s right to a fair trial.” (Radio KLBJ news article)

Lehmberg also stated: “The Court of Criminal Appeals will review both cases. No further action or decisions on the case will be made until that review is finalized.” (Daily Mail news article)

Additional historic information about the case, including an article from a participant in the case is at:
Fran’s Day Care Case – Randy Noblitt, PhD


1992 article on the Fran Keller day care case

Austin PD Press release on the Fran Keller case 1992

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