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Bail Set at $250K for Tinley Park High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student

Ryan Dolan, 29, of Tinley Park, is accused of having sex with a student under the age of 18.

Credit: Will County Sheriff
Credit: Will County Sheriff

Tinley Park High School teacher and coach Ryan Dolan has been charged with sexually assaulting a student, Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer said Monday.

Dolan, 29, of Tinley Park was arrested Saturday and is charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual assault against a student. Bail was set at $250,000 Monday afternoon.

Prosecutors allege that Dolan had sex with a student under the age of 18 Friday afternoon. Prosecutors said police are also investigating Dolan regarding allegations of child pornography. 

An element of the charge of criminal sexual assault includes consideration that the suspect holds a position of trust, authority and supervision over the victim, police said. Dolan teaches history, as well as serving as coach of freshman football and varsity wrestling, said Lori DeVos, Community Relations Coordinator for District 228.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Dolan is currently suspended with pay and will not be allowed on campus, said Superintendent Bill Kendall in a statement to parents Monday afternoon. The District 228 Board of Education could take action against Dolan at its March 18 meeting, Kendall said. 

"I urge parents to talk with your students about the situation," Kendall said. "If any student has a question or concern, please have them talk with an administrator or counselor."

Juanita Marie Camacho April 01, 2014 at 05:00 PM
@concerned was he stalking the girl?!
Tom April 01, 2014 at 08:00 PM
@Juanita...I think they both "stalked" eachother to a certain extent. BUT, it was his responsibility as her teacher to STOP it before the law was broken. This did not happen and he's now under arrest in 2 Counties. No matter how much he was tempted, he should have resisted and reported this girl to his superior. I'm sure his fiancee (ex) feels exactly the same way....
Juanita Marie Camacho April 01, 2014 at 09:15 PM
@Tom Wow, totally right though . He is the adult and needs to act like one in this kind of situation .
Mrs.Z April 02, 2014 at 02:13 PM
I have read through ALL of the comments in this thread and cannot stop shaking my head. A teacher should NEVER, EVER engage in any kind of sexual act with a student. CASE CLOSED! I don't care if this girl "stalked" him or "knew what she was doing". She is a high school student. I'm sure we all thought we "knew what we were doing" when we were high school students. This man should have respected his job, his fiancee, his family, his friends, his coworkers and most importantly his students and kept it in his pants.
RALPH MALPH April 05, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Mrs Z . hit that one on the head .

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