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St. Charles teacher accused of having child porn submits resignation

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles middle school teacher accused of having and distributing child pornography has submitted his resignation.

The St. Charles School District 303 Board is expected to act Monday night on Jerome McCauley's resignation, effective Dec. 3, according to agenda documents. It is part of the personnel report, which is on the meeting's consent agenda.

The 45-year-old Sycamore resident was charged Oct. 28 on charges of having between 1,000 and 1,500 images and five to 10 videos of child pornography, some showing 12-year-old girls, according to DeKalb County court records.

His bond was set at $1 million, which a DeKalb County judge declined to reduce last month.

McCauley taught at Wredling Middle School and worked for District 303 for nearly 20 years, district officials have said.

He was placed on administrative leave without pay once district officials learned of the charges against him. Superintendent Don Schlomann had indicated the school board would begin the process for dismissing McCauley.

McCauley is next expected in court Jan. 9 for a status hearing.

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