Illinois Teacher Accused of Sex Crimes
(DeKalb County, Illinois) A 32-year-old teacher at Sycamore High School, Leah N. Eames, has been accused of doing the nasty with a female student between the ages of 13 and 18. Eames was also a boys and girls swim coach.
Eames faces counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault.
The investigation began on August 10th, 2014, after a DeKalb Police Officer who was doing a building check located Eames in the Huntley School YMCA, located on south Fourth Street, working out with a student after hours. The circumstances were such that the DeKalb Police examined the video surveillance for the time frame during which the offender and student were present which showed Eames and a female student holding hands after the workout.Eames was booked into custody with bond set at $75,000.
This observation led to the identification of the student who was later interviewed by Detectives. The subsequent investigation revealed that Eames had been engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with the victim over a period of time.