Elizabeth Flint, a former Ms. EIU (Eastern Illinois University) Fitness 2017 and fitness model, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student at her former high school, where she was working as a volunteer intern.
Flint, 21, has been charged with criminal sexual assault for the alleged incident which involved a student from Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois. School personnel reportedly became suspicious of Flint’s behavior and alerted administrators once the story came to light.
According to The Daily Eastern News, prosecutors claim that Flint assaulted the victim three times at her home, which is located in South Lalonde, this past April.
According to The Daily Herald, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin issued the following written statement over the case:
“The allegations against (Flint) are, simply put, disgusting.”
“It is alleged that she used her position of trust and authority to sexually assault a minor student on three separate occasions. This type of abhorrent behavior will not be tolerated.”
Glenbard East Principal Shahe Bagdasarian also issued the following statement in an email:
“Although legal requirements prevent us from revealing specific information about this situation, we handled this matter with the utmost urgency and immediately followed all reporting and investigative protocols,”
Flint has since been released on $5,000 bond and her next date in court will take place this upcoming June.
Who is Elizabeth Flint?
As mentioned above, Flint graduated from the school that was the scene of the incident, Glenbard High School, in 2014. While there, she had been a varsity cheerleader and a member of the key club, according to her LinkedIn page.
According to her account, she later attended Eastern Illinois University, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, the physical therapy club and the kinesiology club. The Daily Eastern News, as mentioned above, also claimed that she was Ms. EIU Fitness 2017. On Twitter, SportSmasher also identified her as a fitness model.
Her LinkedIn page also claimed that also claimed that she had been a child care teacher since 2013 and had been a dive lessons instructor and assistant dive coach since 2013; she gave the following statement concerning her work:
“I taught children the proper techniques by using a three step approach in order to dive off a springboard and land in the water hands first. After teaching the basic techniques i would help them improve their skill and difficulty levels [sic].”
Since the case came to light, her Instagram account has since become private.