Elgin teacher charged with sexually abusing two students


A teacher is facing several charges after allegedly sexually abusing two of his young students Elgin

Frank R. Walaitis, 57, is accused of sexually abusing two children he taught who were under the age of 13 between December 2008 and July 2022 at The Learning Tree located on the 2300 block of Royal Boulevard.

Walaitis was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 1 felony, and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, according to the Kane County State Attorney’s Office. Walaitis served as a teacher to the victims and “held a position of trust, authority and oversight over the children,” officials said.


Bail was set for Walaitis at $200,000, with 10% required to make bail.

The Carpentersville the man remains in custody at the Kane County Jail.

Walaitis’ next court hearing is set for December 8.

Anyone with additional information about Walaitis should call Nick Kozicki at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at (630) 444-3184.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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