Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/27/2011 10:36 PM

Fugitive schools chief headed to prison

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

DANVILLE, Ill. -- A former Illinois school superintendent convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy is headed to prison after nearly 20 years on the run.

At a court appearance in Vermilion County on Wednesday, 60-year-old Dennis Catron waived his right to a hearing he was entitled to because he was convicted in absentia.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Sheriff Pat Hartshorn told the (Champaign) News-Gazette that the department is arranging to deliver Catron to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The former Hoopeston alderman and superintendent of the Ludlow School District was arrested outside his Bangkok home last month.

Catron was first arrested in 1991. He jumped bond after that arrest. In July 1991, he turned himself in, posted $5,000 bond and fled again.

Authorities believe he's been in Thailand since he disappeared in 1992.

Share this page
    help here