CRIME
11/21/2013 10:44 am ET

Amber Kraus, Science Teacher, Accused Of Sex With High School Student

Grayslake Police

An Illinois science teacher is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a student at the high school where she taught.

Amber Kraus, 30, is charged with criminal sexual assault of a victim between the ages of 13 and 17, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Lake County prosecutors say the science teacher admitted having sexual contact with the Grant High School student, but denies that they had sexual intercourse. The victim told police that the two had sex at Kraus' Grayslake, Ill., home, and exchanged inappropriate photos.

Kraus has since moved to Mundelein, Ill., according to the Lake County Sun-Times. She was released on $10,000 bond and must obey a curfew as a condition of her bail, in addition to avoiding contact with minors, including the victim.

The teacher resigned from Grant High School, where she had taught for eight years, after the allegations came to light Oct. 9.

In a letter to parents, school administrators called the case an "isolated incident that occurred away from campus and involved no other students," according to the Daily Herald.

Kraus is not the first Chicago-area teacher to face allegations of sex with a student this year. In August, a 39-year-old instructor at a vocational school in Chicago was arrested after she allegedly had sex in a parked car with a 17-year-old enrolled at the school.

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