The Will County Sheriff’s office reported that a teacher’s aide at Lincoln Way West High School in Suburban New Lenox was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault of a female student who was between the ages of 13 and 17.
The aide allegedly communicated with the underage student through social media before having sexual contact with her at his home.
There are several statutes in Illinois that provide immunity to schools for certain types of legal claims. However, under certain circumstances, courts have allowed cases to proceed pursuant to exceptions to the immunity statute. For example, a school board may be liable for willful and wanton acts in relation to a failure to supervise school activities.
An attention to detail and a proper analysis of the facts of each individual set of circumstances is essential to understanding a victim’s rights in any case. Attorney Joseph G. Klest has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of survivors of sexual abuse. Please call 312-380-5467, to speak with attorney Klest, at no charge.
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