Female teacher at Illinois middle school pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two boys, age 14 and 15, in her Jeep, smoking marijuana with one of them – Lindsay Anderson, 31, is facing four to 22 years in prison
Female teacher, 31, pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two boys, age 14 and 15, in her Jeep after smoking marijuana with one of them
Lindsay P. Anderson of Geneva, Illinois in court on Tuesday admitted to sexually assaulting two of her former students at Carpentersville Middle School
The mother-of-one who was 26 at the time the incidents occurred in 2015, pled guilty to criminal sexual assault and aggravated sexual abuse
One victim’s mother told police Anderson would drive her son home from football practice and would ‘buy him things and take him places’
The 15-year-old victim told authorities Anderson once took him to a local nature park to smoke marijuana before sexually assaulting him
Police said they filmed Anderson’s interview, admitting to sexually assaulting the teens ‘several times’
Anderson could face anywhere from four to 22 years in prison, in addition to lifetime registration as a sex offender
Anderson abused her supervisory position when she used her position as a teacher ‘to gain these victims’ trust and then selfishly took advantage of that trust,’ Prosecutors said
Lindsay P. Anderson of Geneva, Illinois is facing a potentially lengthy jail sentence after pleading guilty late last week to criminal sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault, both felonies.
Authorities said the former high school coach was a 26-year-old teacher at Carpentersville Middle School in Carpentersville, Illinois when she groomed her teenage victims with gifts and drugs before engaging in sexual relationships with both of them between 2013 and May 2015.
‘Ms. Anderson leveraged her position as a teacher to gain these victims’ trust and then selfishly took advantage of that trust, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon told reporters on Monday.
‘As a teacher, she was in a position of authority and clearly knew that what she did was wrong and harmful to these children.’
Law enforcement started investigating Anderson in May of 2015 when one boy’s mother reported her suspicion of an inappropriate relationship between the two to East Dundee Police.
The concerned parent said Anderson would drive her son home from football practice and would ‘buy him things and take him places,’ according to an affidavit, the Daily Herald reports.
Anderson’s 15-year-old victim told local child sex abuse investigators that she once picked him up and took him to a local nature park where they smoked marijuana together before she sexually assaulted him.
Authorities said Anderson admitted sexually assaulting the boys ‘several times’ during a video-recorded statement to police.
She told investigators she molested her 14-year-old victim in a local movie theater parking lot.
During her court hearing last week, Anderson entered what’s called a ‘cold’ or ‘blind’ guilty plea, meaning she concedes her guilt without an agreed-upon sentence with prosecutors, leaving her fate in the hands of a judge.
Anderson who remains free on $10,000 bond is scheduled to be sentenced on December 6 and faces anywhere from four to 22 years in prison along with lifetime registration as a sex offender.
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