A teacher at Lincoln Park High School has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse for his alleged sexual activities with a 15-year-old boy that he met online.
The teacher has been identified as Benjamin Zollo, 32, of Chicago. The boy’s identity has not been disclosed; however, he is said to not have been a student at Lincoln Park High School.
Zollo and the boy allegedly met online on the “Kik” instant messaging application.
An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of January 14, 2016, titled “Lincoln Park High School teacher charged with criminal sexual abuse“:
After exchanging messages for about a month and sending each other photos, the boy went to Zollo’s home in the 1900 block of North Oakley Avenue, where they had sex before Zollo drove the teen back home, prosecutors said. They then met about every two weeks for sex, according to prosecutors.
The boy’s father confronted the boy after the boy was gone all night New Year’s Eve, and the boy admitted where he had been.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 14 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Lincoln Park High School teacher charged with sexual abuse of juvenile.”