State's Attorney's Office: St. Charles North High School Employee Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor

State’s Attorney’s Office: St. Charles North High School Employee Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor

A St. Charles North High School employee faces criminal charges for having sexual contact with a minor.

Christopher A. Lee, 29, of the 300 block of North 15th Street, St. Charles, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.

Prosecutors allege that sometime between Feb. 1, 2015, and May 6, 2015, Lee had sexual contact with the victim. St. Charles police received an anonymous tip about an inappropriate relationship and began to investigate. Lee knew the victim, who was younger than 18 years old at the time of the assault.

Lee was taken into custody by St. Charles police the evening of May 6, 2015.

Lee appeared Friday, May 8, 2015, in Kane County bond court. Bail was set at $150,000. Lee must post $15,000 to be released on bond while the charges are pending. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. May 20, 2015, in front of Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles in Courtroom 305 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

If he posts bond, Lee is to have no contact direct or indirect contact with the victim, and no unsupervised contact with anyone younger than 18 and he is prohibited from being within 150 feet of the victim’s residence.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information should call their local police department, St. Charles Police at (630) 377-4435 or the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at (630) 208-5160.

If convicted of the most serious charges, Lee faces a minimum sentence of eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In addition, Lee would register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act.

The charges against Lee are not proof of guilt. Lee is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office press release