A 42-year-old Kankakee High School instructor was captured Tuesday for criminal rape and has been set on paid regulatory leave for supposedly having some sort of sexual contact with a 17-year-old understudy.
Kankakee police say they captured Stephen M. DiSanto Tuesday evening at his Kankakee home after a week-long examination concerning “a conceivable improper sexual behavior occurrence.” The school organization toward the beginning of today said DiSanto is “stunned and amazingly baffled about the aftereffects of the examination.”
“Kankakee School District 111’s essential concern is the security and prosperity of our understudies,” said Superintendent Genevra Walters in an announcement. “Subsequently, when worries about the association with Mr. DiSanto and the understudy went to our consideration, we acted promptly.”
He was expelled from the classroom April 13.
As indicated by court records, the occurrence happened at some point between Jan. 1 and Feb. 13. DiSanto is confronting three lawful offense tallies of criminal rape and one crime accusation of preparing, which is normally attached on when electronic gadgets are utilized to lure minors.
Police in an announcement discharged toward the beginning of today said “proof was assembled from various electronic gadgets, including PCs and cellphones.” Investigators are attending to additional confirmation that “must be gotten from administration suppliers and scientific examinations,” police said.
DiSanto was an indispensable piece of a school extend this year that shot the secondary school into the national spotlight. The task, transforming a David Letterman gazebo into a recliner for the resigning comic, put DiSanto up front. It likewise earned him acknowledgment from this daily paper, which honored him the Progress Awards training trailblazer of the year.
Walters said DiSanto will be on authoritative leave “pending the last result of the examination.” She offered no other remark past the arranged proclamation, which coordinated further inquiries to the area state’s lawyer and police boss. “The area will give directing backing to our understudies and staff as we explore the effect of these circumstances,” she included.
DiSanto is required to show up in court for his first appearance this evening. Police have two days to bring him in the eyes of a judge.