“Sexual assault of a teenager is a very serious offense,” Cicero Police Chief Bernard Harrison said in a statement. “Had the offender been a male, this tragic incident would have made national headlines. We’re just happy that we were able to locate the young teenage girl and return her to her family.”
Police said the 40-day investigation revealed May began teaching at Acacia Academy in LaGrange Highlands in September 2011. They believe she developed a sexual relationship with an underage student sometime in December of that year.
May waived extradition in Florida and was transported to Illinois.
She is currently being held at the Cook County Jail on $500,000 cash bond.