Police: Ex-Carpentersville teacher had sex with 2 students
A former Carpentersville Middle School teacher told authorities she had sex with two former students -- ages 14 and 15 -- in her husband's Jeep and smoked marijuana with one of them, according to an affidavit used to obtain a warrant to search the vehicle.
Lindsay P. Anderson, 26, of Geneva, was charged in May with criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault of a minor between 13 and 17 while in a position of trust and authority, according to Kane County court records.
Authorities began investigating on May 7, after the mother of one boy called East Dundee police to report her suspicions of an inappropriate relationship between her son and Anderson, according to an affidavit signed by Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart, who also is an investigator with the Kane County Child Advocacy Center. The mom said Anderson would sometimes drive her son, who had since graduated from middle school, home from football practice and Anderson would "buy him things and take him places," according to the affidavit.
The 15-year-old boy told advocacy center investigators Anderson picked him up once in a gray Jeep and the two went to Raceway Woods Forest Preserve where they smoked marijuana provided by Anderson. The two also had sex in the Jeep, according to the affidavit.
Anderson gave a video recorded statement in which she admitted to smoking marijuana with the 15-year-old, now a high school freshman. She also had sex with him, the affidavit said.
Anderson also acknowledged having sex "several times" with a 14-year-old, whom she knew from the middle school but only saw when he got into trouble, according the affidavit.
The encounters, including one in a parking lot of a Carpentersville movie theater, occurred in January and February, according to the affidavit.
Investigators interviewed the second boy, who initially denied having sex with Anderson, but the next day told a school resource officer about their relationship. "He was afraid to tell about it because he knew his parents would be disappointed in him," the affidavit said.
So far, Anderson has been charged only with sexual assault of the 15-year-old. Anderson had worked at the middle school through September 2014.
Anthony McGinn, spokesman for Community Unit School District 300, did not immediately respond to an email and voice mail inquiring if Anderson left the district or her employment was terminated.
A message left with Anderson's attorney, Peter Buh, was not returned.
Anderson is free on bond and next due in court Thursday. If convicted of the most severe charge, she faces anywhere from probation to 15 years in prison and must register as a sex offender.