Joel Ewing (40) has admitted to sexually assaulting a student, now 21, beginning when she was 15 years old and lasting several months. The former student of Senn High School in Edgewater was abused by her theater teacher after receiving several texts of a "romantic nature."
Ewing currently faces a single count of Criminal Sexual Assault, but more charges could be added later. The woman came forward with her own police report earlier this year after growing concerned by Ewing's continued work with children. While he resigned from CPS earlier this summer, he was still listed as co-artistic director of The Yard until the theatre company issued a statement late last night:
Ewing, who is married with a small child, must next appear in court on October 7.
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