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$600,000 bond for Wheaton teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

EdwKlemm / phofrom DuPage County State's Attorney's office

Edwin Klemm / photo from DuPage County State's Attorney's office

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Updated: March 20, 2013 10:33PM

A teacher and former speech team coach at a west suburban high school was ordered held on a $600,000 bond Wednesday after being charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a student.

Edwin Klemm, 43, allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Wheaton North High School student from February through November 2011, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.

The relationship was discovered when the girl’s parents found a love letter Klemm had written the girl, according to prosecutors. They contacted the DuPage County Children’s Center, which began an investigation.

Klemm allegedly assaulted the girl, at movie theaters, in his vehicle, in a Wheaton North classroom and at his house while his daughter was there, prosecutors allege.

Klemm, of the 1100 block of Howard in St. Charles, is charged with 11 felony counts of criminal sexual assault, according to prosecutors. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 44 years in prison.

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