Quincy man, former teacher, faces sexual assault charges

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Ben Scholz - Photo Kane Co Sheriff's Dept.

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – A former music teacher at Quincy Public Schools is accused of having unlawful sexual contact with a child under the age of 13 while he was living and teaching in Kane County

Benjamin Scholz, 25, faces two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child according to The Daily Herald.

The Daily Herald reported that Assistant Kane County State’s Attorney Morgan Wilkinson said in court earlier the accusation stems from an incident that occurred sometime between July 1, 2023, and early May. The child was sleeping between Scholz and his former girlfriend at the time, Wilkinson said.

Scholz self-reported the incident to a therapist, who then contacted the Department of Child and Family Services who relayed the report to law enforcement, Wilkinson added.

Scholz resigned from his teaching position in Kane County at the end of May.

Scholz was released and has a court appearance scheduled for Aug. 8 in Kane County.

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