Teen charged in sexual assault following teacher stabbing charge

January 25, 2008 3:53:12 PM PST
An Elgin teenager charged with stabbing his teacher last week is now being accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. The 16-year old has been indicted by a Kane County grand jury. Prosecutors say he sexually assaulted the girl in her home last August.

He's being held in Cook County on unrelated attempted murder and battery charges. Last week, the boy allegedly stabbed his teacher, Carolyn Gilbert, in her classroom at Elgin High School.

She has recovered but lost sight in her eye.

Prosecutors say they could decide to charge the teenager as an adult.