Therapist Slept with 14-Year-Old: Cops

Bedded her young ward at her Libertyville apartment

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    Lake County Police
    Cori Rivelli is charged with bedding a 14-year-old boy.

    This one likes 'em young. Way too young.

    A 26-year-old therapist from Kids Hope United in Lake Villa had sex with a 14-year-old boy she counseled, say authorities, who've placed her in county jail today in lieu of $200,000 bond.

    Cops charged Cori Rivelli, of the 800 block of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, with one count of criminal sexual assault. She's due in court Tuesday.

    The kiddie creep allegedly bedded the boy on more than one occasion over the summer at her Libertyville apartment. 

    After driving him from the residential facility to see his parents in Peoria, she brought him to her home, said Assistant State's Atty. Mary Stanton.

    Rivelli's dirty secret came to light when a staff member at Kids Hope United overheard the victim talking about the sexual encounters to another resident and contacted police, Stanton said.

    Rivelli allegedly also told a co-worker about the encounters, and that co-worker told police, Stanton said.

    Kids Hope United is a "private human service organization dedicated to protecting children and strengthening families," according to their web site.