January 31, 2019
By Amber Fisher
A Catholic school teacher on Chicago’s West Side is accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy and battering a 13-year-old boy, police said. The teacher taught junior high school at St. Procopius in Pilsen since 2014, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Yesenia Rodriguez, 27, of the 900 block of North Honore Street, has been suspended and “will remain away from the school until the matter is resolved,” the archdiocese stated.
Rodriguez is accused of sexually abusing the 14-year-old boy in the 1600 block of South Allport — the same block as the school — on May 1, police said.
She is also accused of battering the 13-year-old boy a few blocks from the school in the 1800 block of South Allport between Sept. 15 and Jan. 25, police said.
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