Former teacher gets probation after pleading guilty to sexual abuse

By Betty Simpson |

Published 12/11 2013 01:44PM

Updated 12/11 2013 06:35PM

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A former Urbana High School teacher was sentenced to four years probation and 180-days in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. In a plea bargain, 45-year old Tammy Bond, of Champaign, admitted touching the genitals of a teenage student she was tutoring.

She was a special education teacher in the district. The abuse reportedly happened sometime between March and May of this year. The charge she pleaded guilty to states she was in a position of trust or authority over the student.

In exchange for her plea, other counts of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and indecent solicitation of a child were dismissed. Bond must pay a $500 fine, plus court costs, refrain from any contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18 without an adult present and register as a sex offender. Bond applied for electronic home detention to serve her jail sentence, but a decision on the request has not been made.

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