According to the Chicago Tribune, a former teacher at a Buffalo Grove middle school was charged for sexual assault.
Ilan Gibori, 46-years-old, allegedly sexually assaulted a student he met while working at the Cooper Middle School in 2017. Police reported they received information from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services regarding Gibori sexually assaulting a minor many times over several years.
Gibori was arrested at Dallas-Ft. Worth airport attempting to flee to Texas reported the Chicago Tribune. He faces criminal sexual assault charges.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents victims who have been sexually abused by teachers. Below, Brian shared his thoughts on underage victims' legal rights who have been abused by a teacher.
"Parents send their children to school to learn and expect the staff surrounding their children are there to protect and are trustworthy. Schools and administrations have a legal obligation to protect the students enrolled at their schools. Sadly, many cases of teachers sexually abusing students have surfaced. Schools and admin must do their best to prevent predators from working with students to keep them safe."
"Victims sexually abused by a teacher should explore their legal options. The first step is for the victim's family to secure an experienced sexual abuse lawyer's services. Sometimes when sexual assault occurs, it is a result of negligence. An example of negligence is failing to run a background check on a teacher or previous misconduct reports being ignored. Additionally, if a school fails to implement safety measures adequately, it may be considered negligent in a lawsuit. In cases of negligence, victims and their families might receive compensation for damages."