Alton High School Band Director Receives Prison Sentence
A former Alton School District employee is headed to prison for engaging in sexual relations with a minor under his supervision as a teacher.
According to an article in The Telegraph, a local newspaper based in Alton, Illinois, the defendant received a six-year prison sentence in the criminal case. Judge Charles Romani, Jr. presided over the case in Madison County Circuit Court. It is alleged that the defendant committed similar offenses in O’Fallon, Illinois public schools prior to becoming employed in Alton.
This inappropriate behavior by a teacher, a person in a position of trust, led to a sexual assault civil suit against the band director and school district. WWF&G attorney Thomas O. Falb represented the plaintiff–the mother of the underage victim–in the case of Doe v. Alton School District.
The Alton High School student was referred to as Mary Doe. The case ended prior to trial due to a confidential settlement reached between both parties. Falb’s suit had demonstrated that a long-term friendship between the teacher and student that existed outside of the bounds of school developed into a sexual relationship.
According to a Juvenile Justice Bulletin published by the U.S. Department of Justice, 95 percent of statutory rape victims are female and 99 percent of perpetrators are male.
If you or a loved one are a victim of sexual misconduct, do not hesitate to call the attorneys at WWF&G toll-free at 1-877-WWFGLAW or (618) 462-1077. Contacting us is a sure way to receive results in such matters, and the firm charges no fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.
As stated on the law firm’s Testimonials Page by Marlene R., “Mr. Falb took my sexual harassment claim when no one else believed in me. He told me to always tell the truth. I did and we won the case. My employer only offered $40,000 for my damages, but the jury awarded $1.5 Million.”