Trial delayed for Waukegan teacher accused of assaulting student

 
 
Updated 12/8/2015 5:56 PM
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  • Briana Travis

    Briana Travis

The trial for a Mundelein woman accused of sexually assaulting a minor student has been delayed until Feb. 22.

Briana Travis, 33, of the 100 block of Walnut Court, pleaded not guilty in November to 13 counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor while serving as a music instructor at Webster Middle School in Waukegan.

Travis can be sentenced to 55 to 120 years in prison if found guilty at trial, Assistant State's Attorney Jason Grindel said Tuesday. She remains held in Lake County jail on $750,000 bail.

Authorities said an investigation was launched into Travis after a concerned parent contacted police about inappropriate texting between the Waukegan Unit District 60 teacher and a student.

During the investigation, Travis admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a second student, Grindel said.

That sexual relationship resulted in charges, Grindel said. No charges were filed against Travis for the inappropriate texts she sent to the first student.

District 60 officials said Travis was placed on administrative leave after her arrest.

Travis is due back in court Feb. 8, Grindel said.

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