I felt obliged to amend this website after managing a campaign that asserted Keegan Kangas was innocent of the crimes for which he was convicted (as he claimed), and then discovering that he had lied to me (and others) about this. When Kangas refers online to his convictions, he does not mention the victims were only 13 years old. Furthermore, he has said that he wasn't an adult at the time of the offences (presumably to lessen their seriousness). This is untrue as adulthood is attained at age 18 and the court's record confirms: "Two complainants... testified to sexual activity with defendant when they were 13 years old and defendant was 20 years old."
(The court record, which confirms the ages, can be read here.)

Court Comments

'Prosecution: "We are here in this courtroom this morning because of Keegan Kangas. An adult man, a sexual predator who targeted two 13 year oId girls. We are here this morning because Keegan Kangas, an adult man disregarded adult responsibilities for his own selfish purposes. We are here this morning because Keegan Kangas, an adult man, thought absolutely nothing about [the girls] H. and K. Nothing about their health. Nothing about their lives. Nothing about their futures. He thought about himself. How do we know this? Because of the evidence".'
From transcript of the trial of Keegan W. Kangas, Sault St. Marie, April 24, 2014. Vol 2/2 (pp.3f)
Prosecution: "[He] took advantage of two 13 year olds...took advantage of them for his purposes, selfishly, not thinking about what this would do to them...Mr Kangas didn't take any steps. Didn't use a condom. Didn't try to prevent disease or pregnancy. This is a 13 year old girl...[She] says how upset he was [when] she wasn't going to be the mother of his first child. Meanwhile, he's having sex with another [13-year old] girl..."'
From transcript of the trial of Keegan W. Kangas, Sault St. Marie, April 23, 2014. Vol 1/2 (pp.13)
'Judge James P. Lambros: "The conduct that you displayed is very disturbing. Not only was it troubling that you were targeting these [13-year old] girls for sexual activity. These are children themselves Mr. Kangas...And you took advantage of that situation and exploited them for sexual purposes. And when the police came to you, you tried to get out of it by giving them false identities... It's very troubling Mr. Kangas - the behavior you displayed and the targeting of these young children. And not only target them but to have sexual intercourse with them and then encourage them to get pregnant. The behavior you displayed is vile. These were children".'
From transcript of sentencing of Keegan W. Kangas, Sault St. Marie, July 29, 2014 (pp.7,8,9)


December 2023
In July 2023, the State of Michigan revealed that Kangas had been incarcerated (again).
The Genesee County 67th district court website stated the case "State of Michigan V. Kangas" was filed on March 15, 2023, and the charge was "Breaking and entering a building w/intent (750110)". Kangas's location was said to be the Genesee County Jail, in Flint.
The case (ID: 2023-0000051937-FH) was transferred to the 7th Circuit Court, and a jury trial was set for January 19, 2024. However, the MI court record showed that on October 4, 2023, Kangas pleaded guilty to larceny and the State dropped the B&E charge. He was released, and sentencing was scheduled for October 25, 2023, but for that hearing, Kangas "failed to appear prior to or for sentencing" and "Bench warrant authorized."
On November 14, 2023, the MI court record reported that Kangas was in court and "remanded pending completion of PSI." At the next hearing on December 20, 2023, he was sentenced to 119 days (already served) and ordered to pay victim and State costs.
NB. In sum, Kangas had already served a 5-year prison term for criminal sexual conduct (molesting two children), and also been found guilty of theft: and in 2023, he also pleaded guilty to the charge of larcency. All of this, by the age of just 30.

February/March 2024
Despite sex offenders being prohibited from using Facebook, Kangas ignored this and created a Facebook page. In January 2024 he stated that he was living on Mackinac Island, Michigan: this contradicted the address details on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry. Furthermore, his Facebook account was under the false name of "Atlas James". On 19 February, the name on the Facebook account was changed to "James Atlas", and he then claimed to be resident in Genesee, Michigan (again contradicting the Registry details). The purpose of a Public Sex Offender Registry is to reassure residents they can know of offenders in their area. However, if offenders are allowed to use a false name and the Registry does not even provide their current address, it is obviously worthless and only serves to provide a false sense of security. It is regrettable that the Michigan State Police are not keeping the Registry updated.
According to Facebook, Kangas was selling items on the pages for sales in the Lansing, Flushing, and surrounding areas: as he had adopted a false name, anyone who contacts him would have no idea they were dealing with someone convicted of sex offences against children and also has two convictions involving theft/dishonesty.

April 2024
On 5 April 2024, I was advised the Michigan Public Sex Offenders Registry is now showing Kangas as an "absconder" and "non-compliant".
Information about an offender's failure to register or update registration information can be found here:
MCL - Section 28.728a

Statements Made

"He suckered me in...My energy, time and money could have been better spent on my children but he fed me his sap lines that he was innocent. It's almost sickening how much he has people convinced of his innocence. He is a smooth talker...and knows how to act and what to say. Meanwhile, he's been guilty all along and doesn't feel an oz of remorse..."
(Text from C.T., May 13, 2017)

"If it's any consolation, he fooled me, too. I also bought the trial transcripts and sent him books and contacted several lawyers on his behalf. Paid his phone bill...I bailed on him about a year ago, after 5 months: wading through those transcripts, I had a few questions, which he evaded...I sensed we were going down the rabbit hole and that I'd been played. I think it important that he is in jail for as long as possible, and that he be a registered sex offender after his release."
(Email from S.A., May 21, 2017)

Stated by the trial prosecutor:
"Adult men...[are] trusted to be responsible...They don't go around and wait till somebody's 13 year old daughter is home alone and sneak into the house when mom's gone...You don't expect someone that's old enough to be responsible, is going to take advantage of...a 13 year old girl and somehow get her to have sex...
The only evidence in this case is that there was sexual penetration with K. and a separate count sexual penetration of H. [and] that the person that did it is the defendant...They were 13 years old, they were children: he's an adult man: he's responsible for his conduct..."
(Statement of prosecutor at trial of Keegan W. Kangas, Sault Ste. Marie: transcript, April 24, 2014. Vol 2/2, pp.8,11,12.)

Stated by MDOC:
"Sex offenders are among the most feared and despised by the public. Their crimes can destroy people’s lives and break families apart...
There is no such thing as a cure...These offenders must monitor their behavior for the rest of their lives, not unlike drug addicts and alcoholics. There is always the potential for relapse."
(Source: Michigan Dept. of Corrections)