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Woodstock high school teacher charged with sex assault of student, 14

James B. Guttridge. Photo/Woodstock Police Dept.

James B. Guttridge. Photo/Woodstock Police Dept.

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Updated: February 22, 2012 8:05AM



Authorities charged a 38-year-old teacher at Woodstock North High School teacher with criminal sexual assault against a student who was 14 years old at the time.

James B. Guttridge is alleged to have had inappropriate sexual contact with the student during the 2008–09 school year, police said.

Guttridge was taken into custody on Friday at his Rockford home in the 8000 block of Slater Road, police said

He was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of criminal sexual assault.

Guttridge is currently being held at the McHenry County Jail on $80,000 bond, police said.

The Woodstock Police Department’s investigation is ongoing, and anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Woodstock Police Department Investigations Division at (815) 338-2131.



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