Chelsea L. Robinson, a 28-year-old teacher who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student, is set to go to trial for her alleged crimes on November 13. Robinson has been charged three counts of criminal sexual assault-position of trust.
According to prosecutors, Robinson allegedly had a relationship with an unidentified male student in June while employed as a special-education teacher at Danville High School in Illinois. Danville school became aware of Robinson’s alleged relationship and contacted the police department. Following a brief investigation, Robinson was arrested August 17 and was consequently suspended without pay.
Following her arrest, she was freed on a $100,000 bond and has been ordered not to make any contact with the victim.
Late last spring, Robinson had been reassigned to a special-education classroom at North Ridge Middle School, district officials said Friday. They added it was one of about 40 classroom reassignments made at the time to fill vacancies in the district. Then on Aug. 10, school officials said, they became aware of the allegation against Robinson and immediately contacted the police department.
“We requested that they conduct a child-welfare check, which spurred the investigation,” Superintendent Alicia Geddis said.
School board members are scheduled to vote on the firing of a tenured teacher at their meeting Wednesday. Geddis declined to name the teacher until after the board takes action. The superintendent did say the teacher waived her right to a due-process hearing before a panel of board members.
Chelsea Robinson, a high school teacher at Danville High School, allegedly had a sexual relationship with a teenage student in June 2018.
Who Is Chelsea Robinson?
Chelsea L. Robinson is a 28-year-old teacher who is set to go to trial on November 13. Robinson has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student and is charged three counts of criminal sexual assault-position of trust.
Robinson is just the latest teacher to be charged for inappropriate conduct. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. Similarly, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.