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A former Hinsdale high school teacher was sentenced to six years in prison Friday after admitting to a sexual relationship with a female student. In a negotiated plea with DuPage County prosecutors, James Bryla, 31, of Yorkville, admitted guilt to one count of criminal sexual assault and agreed to the prison term. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop other counts Bryla was facing.
Newly released files from the Diocese of Joliet detail the seminary records, sexual abuse allegations and correspondence of a former Hinsdale priest convicted of abusing three boys at St. Isaac Jogues Church. The Hinsdale boys were just three of the 31 children Rev.
Robert Mueller, the former Hinsdale Central High School coach and teacher convicted last year of eight sex crimes involving two former students, was sentenced to 32 years in prison Thursday. He waved to his wife and two children in the courtroom before he was taken away. Creswell, who could have sentenced Mueller to as many as years in prison, gave him the minimum allowed. This is a substantial sentence," she said.
I accept responsibility for any failures in this regard, but rest assured my full and earnest dedication is and always will be to the safety of our students and the knowledge that we must do what is necessary to build a healthy foundation for growth. Antonio Romanucci, the attorney who represents the alleged victims, said that Lake Zurich officials claimed they were unaware of any hazing involving students, but the lawsuit alleges that hazing at the school goes back at least two decades. Our own attorney has conducted an internal investigation and made 13 recommendations regarding how we can address hazing proactively and implementation of these recommendations has already started.
The facade of Hinsdale Central High School. The school, along with the other school in the Hinsdale high school district—Hinsdale South—may have to make cuts to athletic and extracurricular programs if a referendum isn't passed in April. Tessa VoytovichReporter February 20,
In AprilBryla convinced a year-old female student to meet him at a park after school, prosecutors said. The abuse came to light inwhen Bryla was under investigation for inappropriate texting with another student, prosecutors said. The previous victim came forward, and Bryla was taken into custody on April 24,
Before joining the team, Paul reported on breaking news and crime in the suburbs for two years working the night shift at the Daily Herald. Paul reported on the infamous Snowmageddon blizzard extensively for two straight days inproducing award-winning coverage. Paul was born in Chicago, grew up in Glenview and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in
But he felt as if he had no choice. Rumors of a mysterious van in his neighborhood, on top of the horrific stories in the news, prompted him and his wife, Mary, to take action. So one night last month, a few days after Jerry Sandusky, Mike McQueary and The Second Mile became household names, the suburban Chicago father introduced his 7- and 9-year-old sons, both athletes, to a topic that makes every parent cringe: sexual abuse.
Kate LeeWriter December 11, Believe it or not, taking near naked photos can backfire. A study from Harvard University declared that 38 percent of teens say that they have had sexually suggestive text messages or emails that were meant for someone else shared with them. Anyone can be ruined by sexting, including students at Central.