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Round Lake Beach Teacher Held On Sex Charges

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UPDATED 04/07/11 5:23 p.m.

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (CBS) – A Round Lake Beach school teacher has been arrested for sexually assaulting four children under the age of 13.

Manuel Reyes, 55, of the 9900 block of 69th Street in Kenosha, is charged with six counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse following his arrest, Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Rich Chiarello said.

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Reyes, a third-grade teacher at Raymond Ellis Elementary School in Round Lake Beach, is accused of inappropriately touching four victims under the age of 13 between Aug. 18, 2010 and March 23, 2011, Chiarello said.

Reyes was arrested at his home in Kenosha, Wis., Saturday by police from Round Lake Beach on a warrant charging him with six counts of sex abuse.

Police and Round Lake Unit School District 116 officials will not say where the alleged assaults took place. School District 116 officials sent letters home and made telephone calls alerting parents of the news.

Police said Tuesday Reyes was expected to waive extradition and would appear in Lake County bond court Friday.

Reyes has been a teacher for six years. He is currently being held in the Kenosha County Jail.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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