– Paul Castelli Teacher –
The former Glenview special education teacher was arrested in Arlington Heights in January and was hauled into prison on Wednesday.
Paul Castelli Teacher
A former teacher was arrested in January for unauthorized sexual contact with a pupil. He taught at a Glenview special education school and is now facing further felony charges.
Paul R. Castelli of Carol Lane is charged with seven counts of criminal sexual assault. One act of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and one offense of grooming.
Arlington Heights police said Castelli was detained in connection with the additional accusations on Wednesday. His bond was set at $210,000 on Thursday, and he is scheduled to appear in court in Rolling Meadows on June 17.
Castelli no longer works at the Glenbrook-Off Campus Center. He was detained on January 2 at the intersection of Algonquin and Arlington Heights roads.
Officers were patrolling the area at the time of the arrest and discovered a suspicious vehicle behind an empty office building. When they approached the vehicle, they noticed a man in the driver’s seat.
Officers also saw a girl in the back seat who looked to be crying while undressed.
Castelli was charged with felony counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal assault at the time.
Following his arrest in January, police proceeded to investigate the case and discovered that, as the victim’s specialized education program case manager. Castelli began talking with the girl using a mobile communication application.
According to authorities, Castelli often complimented the victim’s attractiveness during these meetings.
Castelli began meeting with the victim outside of school and made physical moves toward her in September 2021. According to police, their relationship became intimate. Castelli had sexual intercourse with the victim over the course of several months.
Castelli was arrested on Wednesday as a result of this new knowledge. According to police, detectives met with prosecutors from the Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office to go through the facts of the case.
For more than five years, Castelli worked at Glenbrook Off-Campus, a tiny therapeutic day school sponsored by Glenbrook High School District 225.
According to the district, he was placed on administrative leave following his arrest in January and has since been removed from his duties.
“We are unable to provide any information at this time because the police investigation is ongoing.
The District undergoes a thorough review process when hiring personnel, which includes state and federal background and fingerprint checks .”The district’s statement ended there.