A former Lake Forest High School employee has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for inappropriate contact with two female students, who were 17 at the time, according to an article in the Daily Herald.
Benjamin Davidson, 31, was charged last summer with criminal sexual abuse, child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a two-month investigation by Lake Forest police after they received a complaint from a parent. He was the advisor for the drama department’s audio/visual services, supervising a staff of students and volunteers.
In pleading guilty as part of a plea deal, which was approved by the victims, Davidson avoids jail time. He was sentenced to 30 months probation, 150 hours of community service, and sex abuse counseling, the Daily Herald article says. He must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.