According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by state police, investigation found that communication allegedly was conducted via telephone, voice and text messages. A short video and images allegedly were sent through text messaging, authorities said in court papers.
Training also is designed to make students aware of avoiding situations that may seem harmless, but potentially can lead to false accusations. Ms. Zankowsky stressed that teachers should avoid spending time alone with students in a school setting, and not communicate with children outside the realm of education and stated policies of schools.
Police said investigators determined Lewis committed numerous offenses between March and October 2014. Assisting in the investigation was the Will County High Tech Crimes Unit and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 27, police said. Wilmington police processed Lewis Thursday morning and he was taken to the Will County Jail in Joliet.
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At that sentencing hearing, U.S. District Court Judge John A.Woodcock Jr. read aloud portions of the “graphic and disgusting” emails exchanged with one of Arsenault’s email trading partners in Georgia. In them, Arsenault relives the sexual assaults and bemoans the fact that the cough syrup he gave the boys to make them more compliant did not work quickly enough.