Aurora Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Saturday, May 21, 2011  |  Updated 12:17 PM CDT
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Aurora Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

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A West Aurora Band Director has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

Steve Orland, 42, of North Aurora, is accused of having sexual contact with two students he knew on multiple occasions, according to Aurora Police.

Orland has been charged with three counts of felony criminal sexual assault and four counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Mike Chapin, a West Aurora spokesman, said that when the school district became aware of the situation, it immediately undertook an investigation and notified police.

Orland has been on staff at West Aurora for almost 20 years.

If convicted, Orland faces up to 45 years in prison.

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