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Former Algonquin-based School District 300 substitute teacher faces more child sex charges

Carlos A. Bedoya, 62
Carlos A. Bedoya, 62

CARPENTERSVILLE – A substitute teacher at an elementary school in Algonquin-based School District 300 accused of sexually abusing a child has been charged with additional sex crimes involving three more victims.

Carlos A. Bedoya, 62, of Lake in the Hills was indicted on predatory criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child and indecent solicitation of a child charges.

Bedoya is accused of having sexual contact with four victims younger than 13 years old between August 2015 and June 2017, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge. If convicted, he also would register as a sex offender for life.

He was first arrested in July after authorities said he had sexual contact with one child younger than 13 between August 2016 and May 2017.

Bedoya posted $10,000 bond on the original complaint in July and was released, according to a news release. Since the indictment was filed, Bedoya is back in jail and his bond has increased to $3 million, meaning he would be required to post $300,000 to be released.

If he posts bond, Bedoya is not allowed to have contact with the victims or anyone younger than 18 years old, according to a news release.

He also is required to resign in writing from all teaching and coaching positions.

He will appear Aug. 31 in Kane County court.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information can call local police or the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at 630-208-5160.

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