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Lake Zurich High School Teacher Charged with Childhood Sexual Abuse

A Lake Zurich high school drama teacher was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse earlier this week following allegations that the teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student. The teacher, Ronald D. Culver of Inverness, IL, resigned his position at Lake Zurich High School and turned himself into authorities on Monday night. He has reportedly been released on $10,000.00 bail. According to reports,
the sexual abuse allegations came to light last Thursday when a student reported an inappropriate relationship to a school administrator. The Lake Zurich Police were immediately contacted and performed an investigation determining that a relationship did in fact exist between Culver and a student.

Culver was first hired in 1994 as a speech and drama teacher at a middle school within the school district. He was subsequently hired to teach English at Lake Zurich High School. He had been a full time English and drama teacher at the high school since 2001. The charges against Culver carry a possible sentence of 3 to 7 years in jail. Local authorities are asking anyone with information that might be relevant to the charges against Culver to contact Lake Zurich Police Officer Denise Bradstreet at 847-719-1695.

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