According to WGN9, a driving instructor from St. Charles has been taken into custody last week on charges of sexual abuse following allegations made by one of his students at Drive Now Driving School, located at 121 N 2nd St Suite H, St. Charles, IL 60174. The 56-year-old instructor is now facing a total of 13 counts, including eight counts of criminal sexual assault and five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
According to prosecutors, Paul Bocska engaged in sexual contact with a minor student at Drive Now Driving School. The incidents are said to have taken place throughout 2021, raising serious concerns about the safety and well-being of students under his supervision.
Upon his arrest, Bocska's bond was set at $50,000. However, after posting $5,000, he was able to secure his release pending further legal proceedings. Local authorities and educational institutions have expressed their commitment to ensuring the safety and protection of students, vowing to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. The allegations against Bocska serve as a reminder of the importance of vigilant oversight and stringent background checks within the driving education industry.
Attorney Brian Kent specializes in representing victims of sexual abuse in the state of Illinois. He recently discussed the legal options available to victims sexually abused by a driving school instructor.
As a sexual abuse lawyer, I am deeply concerned about the danger that driving school instructors pose to vulnerable victims and the duty of driving schools to ensure the safety of their students. Unfortunately, there are instances where instructors take advantage of students, and it is essential that victims understand their legal rights in such cases.
Victims of sexual abuse by a driving school instructor can take legal action against both the instructor and the driving school. In many cases, the school may be held liable for negligence if they failed to exercise reasonable care to protect the student from the instructor's abuse. This includes failing to conduct proper background checks or take reasonable steps to prevent the abuse, such as providing adequate supervision and installing dash cams.
It is important to note that each state has its own laws governing sexual abuse claims, and a qualified attorney should be consulted before taking any legal action. Victims of sexual abuse deserve justice, and I encourage anyone who has been the victim of such abuse to contact an experienced sexual abuse lawyer for assistance.