Ex-Elwood High School Teacher has been arrested on sexual assault charges, according to People.
24-year-old Erin Orban has been charged with felony child seduction and felony official misconduct. Police reported the student and Orban allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse multiple times and exchanged messages through a social media app. An investigation against Erin began when a video began circulating the high school allegedly showing Orban engaging in sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old student.
The investigators found Orban had been seen off school property with the alleged victim. Another student reported the victim was flirty with Orban and made inappropriate comments during class. The teen reported to investigators he had sexual relations with Orban on four different occasions during his fall break in 2019.
Orban lost her job in February 2020. She has not commented or entered pleas on her two charges..
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson, an experienced sexual assault lawyer, represents victims sexually assaulted by a teacher. Below, Jeff provides insight into the victim’s legal rights.
“Schools are obligated to provide a safe learning environment for their students. Unfortunately, sometimes teachers and school staff are unknown predators. These predators place themselves in positions of power and trust to exploit the students at the school. Schools must try their best to prevent predators at school and protect their students from sexual abuse.”
“If a victim has been sexually assaulted at school, they should ask if the school did their best to prevent the abuse. Preventative measures include, but are not limited to, security cameras and background checks. If a school doesn’t implement safety policies, it may be considered negligent. In cases of negligence, victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.”