Former Aurora Teacher Admits To Sexually Assaulting Student

teacherverification March 19, 2012 0

A former teacher at Metea Valley High School in Aurora has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, teacher Robert C. Smith, 28, admitted guilt in a plea deal that will send him off to prison for six years and make him a registered sex offender for life.

DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Pawl told Judge John Kinsella that the former physics teacher and track coach had sexual contact with a 16-year-old student on at least two occasions at a Naperville hotel.

The investigation started after a girl told someone else at school what had occurred, and Smith wrote an apology letter to the girl and her family.

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Police began their investigation in September 2010. Smith was removed from classes and school activities once Indian Prairie School District officials learned of the investigation.

Smith faced a minimum of 16 years in prison had he been convicted on all four charges. He will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence.

Source : cbslocal

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