BOISE, ID - A former Boy Scouts volunteer and music teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing teenage boys in Latah County during the summer of 2007 has had the Second District Court's dismissal of his successive petitition for post-conviction relief affirmed. The Idaho State Court of Appeals has ruled that Timothy Kellis has not shown that the district court erred in denying his motion for appointment of substitute counsel, nor has he shown the district court erred in granting his post-conviction counsel’s renewed motion to withdraw without holding an additional hearing on the motion.
Kellis, was once a counselor at the Ross Point Music Camp in Post Falls, a teacher in the Highland School District in Craigmont, involved with the Color Guard/Marching Band program in the Clarkston School District, and was the music director at a Tumwater, Washington high school. During a 2008 trial in Latah County Second District Court, two teenage boys told jurors that Kellis would enter the tent the Scouts shared at Camp Grizzly near Harvard, Idaho during the summer of 2007 and sexually abuse them. Kellis was a staff member at the time.