Teacher at Schaumburg Christian School faces sex charge
A 75-year-old male teacher at Schaumburg Christian School was charged with sexual exploitation of a child for an event that police said occurred at the school Friday.
An investigation early this week reportedly determined that Paul A. LaDuke of the 1200 block of Court-H in Hanover Park had inappropriately touched himself in a classroom of students at the school at 200 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, police said.
LaDuke is scheduled to attend a bond hearing Wednesday morning at the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows on the class 4 felony charge.
Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebl said the investigation of LaDuke is ongoing and further information could be presented to the grand jury at a later date.
According to investigators, a student reported to a teacher seeing LaDuke appearing to engage in inappropriate lewd conduct while seated behind his classroom podium at the school at 200 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.
The student's report was relayed to the school's administration, which initiated an internal investigation that led to LaDuke's firing Friday afternoon. The staff directory identifies him as a high school math teacher. School officials did not immediately return calls for comment on Tuesday.
School administrators contacted the Schaumburg Police Department Monday morning, at which time the criminal investigation began. Detectives said the investigation determined LaDuke had unzipped and lowered his pants and then touched himself while students were present.
At this point, there is no evidence that any students were inappropriately touched or physically harmed, police said. But investigators said they believe the behavior may have gone on for years and they are requesting any current or former students or their parents who may have information call (847) 882-3534.