7 students questioned over sex acts with high school coach
Police say they are following up with four more potential victims of a part-time assistant soccer coach at Vernon Hills High School who has been charged with 12 counts of criminal sexual assault involving three current students.
A bond review hearing for Cori Beard, 28, of Vernon Hills is scheduled for Tuesday. Police announced Saturday she had been charged in connection with unlawful acts that occurred between December 2016 and February 2018, and that bond was set at $1 million.
Vernon Hills police Deputy Chief Patrick Zimmerman said Monday investigators are following up with four more potential victims.
"All of these males have since graduated from Vernon Hills High School but were attending the high school when there may have been criminal conduct on the part of Ms. Beard between her and the boys," he said.
No additional charges were announced. The investigation is considered active and anyone with information should contact investigators at (847) 247-4884.
Meanwhile, forensic analysis of cellphones and social media are pending, he added. Analysts are able to recover deleted items from a cellphone or computer, such as text messages or pictures, Zimmerman said.Read More...