CHICAGO (CBS) –A 29-year-old dean of operations at a South Shore elementary school is charged with criminal sexual assault. He’s accused of raping a 14-year-old student.
Prosecutors say Bradwell School of Excellence Dean Stanley Carothers first raped the teenage girl after she’d been sent to the office for disciplinary reasons. State’s Attorney’s Spokeswoman Tandra Simonton says the assault was in March of last year.READ MORE: On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental Protection
“The defendant would have sex with the victim at the school or at the defendant’s apartment. The defendant and the victim would communicate over Facebook Messenger about making plans to meet for sex,” she said.
Simonton also claimed Carothers had keys to the school, and would let himself and the victim into the building during the summer to have sex.READ MORE: Areas Teeming With Restaurants, Bars Are In Balancing Act Between High COVID-19 Vaccination Rates And Rising Case Numbers
Prosecutors say the girl told someone about the relationship.
Subsequently, Carothers was fired.MORE NEWS: Phase 2 Opens Monday In Illinois Outside Chicago For Anyone 16 And Over To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, But Teens Under 18 Face Challenge
He appears in court again Feb. 14.