Dayna Chidester an Illinois nutrition high school teacher is charged with sex crimes after having romps with 14 year old teen boy and sharing explicit images.
Dayna Chidester, 50, appeared in court on Friday where she wept as the judge read off a litany of charges that include criminal sexual abuse.
According to prosecutors, Chidester began grooming a 14-year-old boy in September 2018. The two began texting each other, which eventually led to a physical relationship.
Chidester, who worked as a nutrition teacher at Reed-Custer High School, may also be facing child porn charges for allegedly sexting the teen and sharing explicit images before becoming physically involved with the child.
Appearing by the woman’s side was the teacher’s husband- who declined to speak to reporters when asked for comment ABC 7 reported.
The female educator was arrested on Thursday after investigators received a tip and interviewed the alleged victim according to the media outlet
Of note, the teen victim did not attend the school where Chidester taught, but is understood to be a resident of Manhattan, Illinois, where Chidester resides.
Prosecutors alleged Chidester grooming her teen victim in September 2018.
Eventually they started sending each other lewd photos before physically engaging each other.
The pair reportedly had sex multiple times and at different locations that include Chidester’s home, her vehicle and local motels.
The nutrition teacher is now facing charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation of a child and unlawful grooming.
Following her arrest, Chidester resigned from her position at Reed-Custer High School and was barred from having contact with students from the school, according to a statement from the Braidwood school district.
Chidester remains in jail on $1million bond. She is due back in court on January 29.