Teacher accused of sexually abusing children

BETHALTO, Ill. – A Bethalto, Ill. teacher is accused of sexually abusing children.

Jason E. Ehlers, 36, is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of criminal sexual assault.

Bethalto police say Ehlers committed the crimes on a child under the age of 13 from Sept. 1, 2010 through March 1, 2011, and on a child under the age of 18 from July 1, 2011 through July 1, 2012.

Ehlers teaches in Triad Community Unit School District #2. He previously taught in Bethalto Community Unit School District #8 and was an administrator at Southwestern Community Unit School District #9.

Police say there's no indication any current or former students of Ehlers have been victims.

Anyone with information about the alleged crimes is asked to contact the Bethalto Police Department at 618-377-5266.


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