Former substitute teacher, youth soccer coach convicted of sexual assault to a child

CARPENTERSVILLE (WREX) — A former Community Unit School District 300 teacher’s aide and substitute teacher, and youth soccer coach for the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township has been convicted of sexually assaulting a child he knew.

Carlos A. Bedoya, 64, of Lake in the Hills, was convicted last week on eight counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Sarah Seberger and Lori Schmidt presented evidence during the trial that between August 2015 and June 2016 Bedoya sexually assaulted the victim, who was younger than 13 years old at the time. Bedoya knew the victim. The sexual contact occurred in Bedoya’s home, at Spring Hill Mall and at Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville, where Bedoya was employed.

Bedoya faces a minimum sentence of 48 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In addition, Bedoya must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act

Charges against Bedoya remain pending in five cases with similar allegations involving 11 additional victims.

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said:

“This case is an example of why parents need to make sure their children are comfortable coming to them if someone inappropriately touches them, and also why parents need to believe their children if they say that someone has abused them. I’m so proud of this victim for the courage and bravery he showed in coming forward to tell his story and facing his abuser in court. My thanks to ASAs Seberger and Schmidt, and the team at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center for their hard work on this case.”

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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