14-Year-Old Girl Sexually Abused On CTA Bus In Logan Square

A 14-year-old girl was sexually abused on a CTA bus in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood on Wednesday (April 26, 2017) morning.

According to Chicago Police, the abuse occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. in the 2400 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue.

At that time, a 14-year-old girl in the bus was approached by a man, who began to sexually abusing her, touching her inappropriately.

The man then exited the bus and fled.

The girl was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

An excerpt from the April 26, 2017 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Police Search for Man Who Sexually Abused Girl on CTA Bus in Logan Square“:

Police had only a vague description of the offender, saying that he was believed to be between 50 and 60 years old.

No one is in custody in connection with the attack, according to police, who continue to investigate.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this incident of Chicago sexual abuse can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article seen above, as well as the abc7chicago.com article of April 26 titled “Police:  Girl, 14, sexually abused on CTA bus in Logan Square.”

Sexual Abuse Of Children By Instructors

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.

Music Tutor Charged With Sexual Abuse

A private music tutor has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse regarding alleged “inappropriate physical conduct” between the tutor, age 32, and a 15-year-old student.

The alleged sexual abuse occurred in Lake Forest.

The tutor has been identified as Patrick R. Jennings, 32, of Chicago.

An excerpt from the fox32chicago.com article of March 18, 2016, titled “Police say music tutor had sex with student in car“:

On the evening of Feb. 29, a police officer on patrol found Jennings inside a parked car alone with a 15-year-old and the two were “engaged in inappropriate physical conduct,” according to police. Jennings is a private music tutor and the 15-year-old was his student.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the fox32chicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the March 18 Highland Park Patch article titled “Music Tutor Accused of Having Sexual Contact with 15-year old student.”

Chicago Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse Of 15-Year-Old Boy

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.”

Alleged Sexual Abuse Of 16-Year-Old Boy In Naperville

A Naperville teacher has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after an incident on New Year’s Day.

The alleged sexual abuse happened at the teacher’s house on New Year’s Day.  The teacher has been identified as Christine Taylor, 44, a sixth-grade teacher at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville.

An excerpt from the January 4, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Naperville teacher accused of molesting boy“:

According to prosecutors, Taylor had invited the 16-year-old boy and his mother to her house in the 1100 block of Spring Garden Circle for pizza on New Year’s Day. Around 9 p.m., she persuaded the victim’s mother to allow Taylor and the teen to take Taylor’s dog for a walk. But authorities allege that Taylor instead took the boy into a bedroom at her home and abused him.

The alleged abuse was witnessed by the boy’s mother.  Another person in the home called police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged sexual abuse can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the January 3 Naperville Patch article titled “Teacher Allegedly Sexually Abused Boy in Her Bedroom.”