A teacher at Jordan Baptist School is charged with several child sex crimes.
Jordan Baptist School Teacher Shannon Griffin Charged with Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
49-year-old Jordan Baptist School teacher Shannon Griffin was arrested on Monday, July 1 and charged with several sex offenses for allegedly sexually assaulting a student and soliciting child pornography from another.
Griffin is charged with five counts of criminal sexual assault, one count of soliciting child pornography, one count of distribution of harmful materials, and one count of grooming.
The Cook County sheriff’s office had been investigating Griffin for about a month before her arrest. According to investigators, she sent nude photos and videos of herself to one student and requested nude images from two students.
These alleged offenses started in 2013 and continued until March of 2019, according to the sheriff’s office. The investigation is still ongoing.
Griffin is a kindergarten teacher at the Jordan Baptist School, which serves students from kindergarten through high school. Both the church and school are run by Griffin’s husband, Pastor Thomas Griffin.
The ages of the victims have not been publicly released at this time. Griffin had a bail hearing scheduled in Cook County court on Wednesday, July 3.