Geneva woman accused of sex with 2 former students fit for trial

  • Lindsay P. Anderson was declared fit Friday to stand trial on sex abuse charges.

    Lindsay P. Anderson was declared fit Friday to stand trial on sex abuse charges.

 
 
Updated 10/27/2017 5:03 PM

A Geneva woman accused of having sex with two students she once taught at a Carpentersville Middle School was declared fit Friday to stand trial.

Kane County Judge D.J. Tegeler agreed with attorneys after reviewing the results of evaluations of Lindsay P. Anderson, 29, by the Kane County Diagnostic Center and another expert to determine if a bona fide doubt existed regarding her ability to understand court proceedings and assist in her own defense.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Two experts evaluated Anderson and concluded she met the "legal criteria" to stand trial; Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Lori Schmidt, defense attorney Harry Smith and Anderson agreed.

Anderson, who worked at the Community Unit District 300 middle school through September 2014, was charged in May 2015 with criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse of one of her former students, who was 15 and a high school freshman at the time. The abuse took place from April 2015 through May 7, 2015, authorities said.

A grand jury later indicted her on charges she sexually abused and assaulted another former student from July 2013 through May 2015.

While free on bail, she also was arrested in April 2016 on the felony charge of filing a false police report about unauthorized purchases and withdrawals on her debit card. Police investigated and determined Anderson gave permission to a friend to use the debit card and arrested her instead, police said.

Anderson was ordered in early June 2016 to undergo drug treatment while free on bail, according to court records.

She is next due in court Dec. 13 and faces a punishment of 19 to 67 years in years in prison if convicted of all sex charges, and registration as a sex offender. She pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday.

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