Ill. Assistant Principal Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

The assistant principal has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse and aggravated battery.

An Illinois assistant principal has been charged with multiple crimes after allegedly sexually abusing a student in his office Jan. 12.

Joseph Simone, 43, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery after a 16-year-old student at Bremen High School reported that Simone made inappropriate physical contact with her, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Simone allegedly made the contact as the student stretched in his office during the school day. The student reported that Simone pushed himself against her and placed his hand on her stomach and thigh.

Simone had invited the student into his office to show her stretches she could do to help with her injured back.

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Simone has been suspended without pay as the criminal investigation is ongoing. He turned himself in to the Midlothian Police Department on Jan. 19.

Simone is due back in court on Feb. 10.

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