Wheaton Teacher Accused of Sexual Relationship With Student

Edwin Klemm, a Wheaton North High School teacher, charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual assault

By Michelle Relerford
|  Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013  |  Updated 2:18 PM CDT
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Bond was set at $600,000 Wednesday for a Wheaton North High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student for 10 months.

Bond was set at $600,000 Wednesday for a Wheaton North High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student for 10 months.

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Bond was set at $600,000 Wednesday for a Wheaton North High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student for 10 months.

Edwin Klemm, 43, was arrested this week and charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual assault. The high school English teacher and speech coach allegedly had a relationship with a female student from her junior year through her senior year in 2011.

Officials said the student, now 18 and a college student, was a member of Klemm's speech team. She confessed to the relationship after her parents found a love letter from Klemm, officials said.

Sexual acts allegedly took place in a classroom at Wheaton North, at his home in St. Charles, at an AMC theater in Chicago and his vehicle.

In a statement, Community Unit School District 200 said school officials found out late Tuesday that Klemm had been arrested.

"Mr. Klemm will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and will not return to work until the issue is resolved by authorities and CUSD 200 has been apprised of the outcome of the investigation. At that time CUSD 200 will review the teacher’s employment status."

Klemm is married with one daughter. His next court date was scheduled for April 15.
 

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