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Chicago Catholic Teacher Arrested For Abusing 13 & 14-Year-Old Boys

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Yesenia Rodriguez, a 27-year-old former teacher at St. Procopius School in Chicago, has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old teen and made “physical contact” with another 13-year-old teen.

According to reports, an investigation by local authorities found that Rodriguez allegedly sexually abused the unidentified 14-year-old teenager in the 1600-block of South Allport on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Furthermore, the investigation into Rodriguez found that she also allegedly battered a 13-year-old teenager between the dates of September 15, 2018, and January 25, 2019, also on South Allport St. Procopius School is located at 1625 S Allport St in Chicago.

Rodriguez was arrested by authorities on Monday, January 28, and was subsequently charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving a victim 13 to 18 years old, which is a felony offense.

Additionally, Rodriguez was charged with one count of battery, which is a misdemeanor offense.

Rodriguez had been teaching at St. Procopius School since 2014.

In a statement that was released in the aftermath of Rodriguez’s arrest, the Archdiocese of Chicago said that they take “all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously” and that they urge “anyone who feels they have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee, to come forward.”

Rodriguez is just one of the many school teachers or officials to be arrested or charges for inappropriate or sexual relationships with teenage students.

In the same week that Rodriguez was arrested, Beulah High School teacher Kelsie Schmidt in North Dakota,  Rancocas Valley Regional High School teacher Alexandra Reiner in New Jersey, and 50-year-old Florida substitute teacher Angela Jean Stanton in Florida were all arrested on similar charges.

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That is all the information about this story that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant facts and information should they become available.


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