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Steger, IL - Bloom Trail High School Teacher, Ron Giglio, Charged with Child Sexual Abuse

Steger, IL - Bloom Trail High School Teacher, Ron Giglio, Charged with Child Sexual Abuse
Published: June 28, 2024
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on June 28, 2024

IL Teacher Allegedly Sexually Abused Former Student For Years

High school teacher Ron Giglio has been charged with two counts of child seduction. The charges stem from the alleged sexual abuse of a former student, which is said to have occurred between 2000 and 2002 while a student at a teacher at Bloom Trail High School located at 22331 Cottage Grove Ave, Steger, IL 60411.

According to court documents, Giglio, 49, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with the unnamed female student when she was a minor. The sexual relationship allegedly continued for several years.

In April of 2024, the now-adult woman recorded a conversation with Giglio, in which he is purported to have said, "Stop acting so innocent... you were in this just as much as I were." He then reportedly admitted that he was wrong.

A detective's investigation into the statute of limitations revealed an exception that can be made due to the existence of the recorded conversation.

Giglio was taken into custody last week in Northwest Indiana and has since bonded out of the Lake County Jail, posting the required $1,000 (10% of his $10,000 bond).

This is not the first time Giglio has faced scrutiny. In May, the district called a meeting following a civil lawsuit, during which the school board listened to public comments but did not answer any questions. A woman who graduated from Bloom Trail High School also alleged that Giglio had called her pet names "he shouldn't be calling teenage girls."

The district has stated that Giglio has been on administrative leave since May 14, 2024, when the "Jane Doe" complaint was served. The district's internal investigation, assisted by the district attorney, is ongoing and is said to be unrelated to Giglio's recent arrest. Giglio's initial hearing is scheduled for July 8.

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Navigating the Legal Landscape of Teacher Sexual Abuse

When disturbing allegations of sexual abuse by a high school teacher surface, survivors are often left grappling with the complex legal terrain. In the wake of the charges against Ron Giglio, a teacher at Bloom Trail High School, we reached out to Erv Nevitt, an experienced Illinois child sex abuse lawyer, to provide guidance on the options available to those impacted and how to hold negligent parties accountable.

Editor Darla Medina (DM): Thank you for speaking with us today. As an attorney with experience in this field, can you shed some light on the legal options available to survivors of sexual abuse by a high school teacher?

Child Sex Abuse Attorney Erv Nevitt (EN): Absolutely, Darla. Survivors of sexual abuse by a high school teacher have several legal avenues they can pursue. First and foremost, they can file a civil lawsuit against the teacher for the abuse they suffered. This can help them obtain compensation for the harm done and hold the perpetrator accountable.

Additionally, survivors may be able to take legal action against the school district for negligence. If the district was aware of the teacher's actions and failed to take appropriate measures to protect the students, they can be held liable. This can include seeking damages for the school's failure to provide a safe environment.

DM: That's very informative. Can you elaborate on the potential for holding the school district accountable in cases like this?

EN: Yes, that's an important point. Schools have a duty of care to their students, and if they fail to uphold that duty, they can be liable. This could include failing to properly vet and supervise teachers, ignoring red flags or reports of inappropriate behavior, or not taking swift action to address allegations of sexual abuse.

In cases where the school district was aware of the teacher's misconduct and did not act to protect the students, the survivors may have a strong case for negligence. This can open the door to significant financial compensation, as well as drive policy changes to better safeguard students in the future.

DM: This information is crucial for our readers to understand their rights and options in the wake of such a disturbing situation. I appreciate you taking the time to share your expertise.

EN: You're very welcome, Darla. I'm glad I could provide some clarity on the legal remedies available to survivors of sexual abuse by a high school teacher. It's a difficult topic, but it's important that these individuals know they have a path to seek justice and hold all responsible parties accountable.

Seeking Justice and Support

If you or a loved one have experienced such abuse, we urge you to reach out to our team for a free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to guiding survivors through the legal process and fighting to ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve. No one should have to face the aftermath of teacher sexual abuse alone. Contact us today to take the first step toward healing and accountability.



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