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Teacher charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy

January 5, 2019

BRAIDWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A Will County teacher has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy.

A not-guilty plea was entered Friday on behalf of Dayna Chidester, who was a teacher at Reed-Custer High School. The boy wasn’t a student at the school.

The 50-year-old cried in court as the charges were read. She’s accused of having sex with the boy over four months, at her home, in her car and at motels. Investigators say they exchanged nude photos and explicit text messages.

Chidester is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and other crimes. Bond was set at $1 million.

Chidester’s husband was in court but declined to comment. The Reed-Custer school district says Chidester resigned Wednesday while under investigation in a separate matter.

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