Illinois Social Worker Accused of Sex with Student
(Cook County, Illinois) A 26-year-old social worker at Rise Alternative High School, Brandi D. Edwards, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old student.
Edwards has been charged with criminal sexual assault.
The relationship began after Edwards wrote her cellphone number on the teen’s journal at the Rise Alternative High School in Chicago Heights. The two then exchanged sexual messages prior to their first meeting.Edwards was booked into custody with bail set at $250,000.
In November she picked the boy up at his home and had sex with him in her car behind his home, said Cinthya Lee Bassig, Cook County assistant state’s attorney.
The two had sex a second time on a different date inside her car near his home, a third time at a forest preserve and a fourth and final time at a hotel room she reserved, Lee Bassig said. The relationship lasted several months.