Ex-Carpentersville teacher charged with sexual assault

CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A former Carpentersville teacher was charged Monday with criminal sexual assault after allegedly having sexual contact with a minor, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office said.

Lindsay P. Anderson, 26, of Geneva, is a former employee of the Community Unit School District 300, officials said. She had recently been employed at Carpentersville Middle School, the states attorneys office said.

Anderson was arrested Friday and appeared in Kane County bond court on Sunday. Her bail was set at $100,000 and she was released after posting $10,000 bond, the state's attorneys office said in a press release.

As a condition of her bond, Anderson cannot have any direct or indirect contact with the youth, cannot go within 150 feet of the youth's residence, and cannot have unsupervised contact with any child younger than 18 who is not a member of her immediate family, officials said.

Anderson allegedly had sexual contact with the youth between April 1 and May 5, the state's attorney office said. The youth's parents learned of the allegedly assault and contacted East Dundee Police.

Anderson is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.

Anderson ended employment in the school district on September 29, 2014, said Anthony McGinn, director of public relations and communication services in District 300.

In a statement sent to ABC7 News Monday evening, McGinn added: "This issue is being addressed by law enforcement. The District did not have any knowledge of these specific allegations. District 300's top priority is student safety. Additionally, our District has worked tirelessly to establish a culture of trust within our schools and our community. Anything that threatens to erode student safety or our culture of trust is something we take very, very seriously."

Her next court date is 9 a.m. June 4.
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