A former Chicago public high school dean is facing a felony charge for allegedly having sex with a student. According to prosecutors, the two were regularly meeting when the girl was 14-16 years old.
Brian Crowder, 40, was working at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in 2013 when he allegedly began a relationship with the girl, who was 15 at the time, according to WTTW-TV. Prosecutors say it started with Crowder sending the student messages over Snapchat, which led to them regularly meeting.
Prosecutors say the two had sex multiple times a month between 2013 and 2015 and that she became pregnant twice.
Prosecutors say the former student told a teacher about the relationship in 2015 but did not report it to the police at the time. Then in 2019, Crowder began contacting the young woman, who was then 19 years old. In 2021 is when she reported the incidents to the police. An investigation was launched, and Crowder was swiftly terminated from his role.
Brian Crowder, 40, is facing a one felony count of criminal sexual assault after a lengthy police investigation that included obtaining Snapchat messages and medical records.
For more on this story, please consider these sources:
- Ex-Chicago high school dean accused of sex with teen, posing as stepfather to help her get abortions – Fox News
- Former CPS dean accused of sexually assaulting a student, posing as stepdad to get abortions – WGN Chicago
- Brian Crowder, former dean at Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice, charged with sex assault of former teen student – WLS TV
- Former Little Village High School Administrator Raped A Student For Years, Prosecutors Say – Block Club Chicago