A dean’s assistant at Saint Charles North High School has been arrested and charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated sexual abuse, as reported by The Chicago Tribune.
Authorities alleged that Christopher A. Lee, 29, had sexual contact with the minor student between February and May 1.
Police received an anonymous tip about the alleged contact and began an investigation.
According to prosecutors, Lee was taken into custody May 6 and was suspended from School District 303 without pay effective May 7. The district has since recommended that he be terminated from employment.
Lee was in his first year as dean’s assistant at St. Charles North High School, and had been assistant basketball coach for five years.
His job position as a dean’s assistant was to sit at the security desk during the day, check people in and out of the building and monitor the halls to make sure students are safe. If a dean or counselor needs a student, they will a dean’s assistant get the student from class.
Citing District’s 303’s Board Policy Manual, a district employee who is determined after an investigation to have engaged in sexual harassment or conduct of a student is subject to disciplinary action up to and including their discharge.
If Lee posts his $150,000 bail, he is prohibited from contacting the student either directly or indirectly or be within 150 feet of the student’s residence. He would also be prohibited from contacting anyone younger than 18 without supervision.
If convicted of the most serious charges, he faces up a minimum sentence of eight years in prison and would need to register for life as a sexual offender.
His next court date has been set for May 20.
One of his duties as a dean’s assistant was to make sure students are safe but what he did was the complete opposite.