There have been many instances of alleged sexual abuse of children by teachers and other types of instructors in Illinois. On this site, posts concerning sexual abuse are seen in the “Sexual Abuse” category.
Another incident of alleged sexual abuse at a gym has occurred. A man has been charged with regard to alleged sexual abuse as a gymnastics instructor at Energym in Sycamore.
Details regarding the alleged sexual abuse and the charges against the man (Joseph Hannon, 21) are discussed in a variety of media sources, including the December 21, 2016 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Suburban Gymnastics Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Children” as well as the December 21 Northwest Herald article titled “Police: More victims of Sycamore gymnastics instructor found.”
An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article:
Hannon has been in custody since Dec. 7, when he was arrested on charges that he sexually abused a 9-year-old girl during an open gym session Nov. 25 at Energym. The incident was captured on video, police said.
Days later, more charges were added in connection with three incidents with another 9-year-old girl during a tumbling course Hannon taught over the summer at Energym.
Hannon could face as many as 60 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The list of charges against him is likely to grow.
As seen in the two media sources mentioned above, the gym did not conduct a criminal background check of Hannon previous to his being hired.
Additional details regarding this alleged child sexual abuse can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those mentioned above.