A 36-count indictment issued by a Kane County grand jury alleges former District 300 substitute teacher Carlos Bedoya sexually assaulted and abused four children, according to court records.
The new accusations, coupled with initial charges filed in July, prompted Judge D.J. Tegeler on Thursday to jail Bedoya on $3 million bail a little more than two weeks after granting a bond-reduction motion that briefly allowed Bedoya to go free.
Originally charged in July with fondling a six-year-old boy over the course of several months between August 2016 and May, Bedoya, 62, of Lake in the Hills, now faces 21 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, 14 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of indecent solicitation of a child involving four children, according to court records and Kane County prosecutors. Specific details of additional victims' ages, as well as when and where the incidents occurred, were not immediately available.
"District 300 has been made aware of the allegations and subsequent charges involving a former substitute teacher," the district said in a statement. "Upon notification, the district cooperated fully with the Carpentersville Police Department in the investigation of this matter. In accordance with our policy, once we became aware of the allegations, the district took steps to immediately suspend any and all subsequent employment and to bar this individual from having any contact with our students, staff, or schools."
Bedoya's return to Kane County Jail comes about two weeks after Tegeler, on July 26, agreed to reduce Bedoya's original bail amount. Tegeler also ordered Bedoya to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 and resign from any teaching or coaching positions if he were to get out of jail. Bedoya's daughter posted his bond on Aug. 2 to secure his release, which lasted until Thursday.
Bedoya is scheduled for an Aug. 31 arraignment.
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