By Charlie De Mar

CHICAGO (CBS) — A teacher who worked at an Albany Park neighborhood elementary school has been charged with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy, police said Monday.

Sara Damyan, 33, was charged with criminal sexual assault on claims that she had sexual contact with the boy — who is less than half her age.

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Sara Damyan

Teacher Sara Damyan, 33, is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy. (Credit: Chicago Police/CBS 2)

As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, Damyan had worked as a special education teacher at Alessandro Volta Elementary School, at 4950 N. Avers Ave. The school is part of the Chicago Public Schools system.

Police said the assault happened at a residence in the 2400 block of North Kedzie Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood between Jan. 15 and March 8 of last year.

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A source told CBS 2 that Damyan confided in someone along the way, and that is how the alleged abuse came to light.

Damyan was arrested around 10:05 a.m. Monday, police said.

According to her LinkedIn, Damyan has been working as a special ed teacher since 2017.

The Chicago Public Schools said Damyan was removed from her position in March 2019 and was no longer employed by CPS as of September 2019.

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Damyan will face a judge on Tuesday in Bond Court, where we expect to learn more details about the disturbing accusation.

Charlie De Mar