Teacher acquitted of charge of sex with student

August 12, 2011 4:21:19 PM PDT
A teacher charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student who attended a northwest side school where she worked has been found not guilty.

Linda Pithyou, 29, worked at Lawrence Hall Services which is a not-for-profit treatment center for at risk youth in Chicago.

The Cook County state's attorney alledged that Pithyou had arranged to have sex with a teenage male student in a car.

She was arrested and charged in November 2009, but a jury acquitted her in September 2010. Pithyou had been dismissed from the school after an internal investigation.

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