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A Tale of Two Touchers

By Alicia Dorr in News on Mar 2, 2007 8:00PM

funny-pictures-children-are-good-to-eat-lki.jpgIs it just us, or is it still exceptionally creepy when you hear that a teacher was having sexual relations with an underage student? Better yet, isn't it still exceptionally creepy when you see the picture of the teacher that was having sex with the underage student? Well, we've got two more in the Chicago area to add on our road to desensitization.

Teaching assistant Francine Cordova wasn't just having sex with an underage student, she was sharing love letters, a checking account and a bed with him. Cordova was arrested after police followed the 17-year-old student to her house where they found heaps of totally awkward evidence, including papers that showed she assumed the kid's name for their joint checking account. The former Round Lake School District employee was charged with criminal sexual assault and is being held in the Lake County Jail.

Another man was sentenced to 32 years this week for having sex with two students. We found it oddly enthralling that the judge referred to his crime as a "secret life," though we realize he wasn't out saving people from burning buildings in his spare time. No, the former Hinsdale Central High basketball coach duped his friends, colleagues and family while having sex with a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old. The creep-out, named Robert Mueller, continued to have sexual relationships with both students. Friends called him a "wonderful teacher and a wonderful guy." We call both him and Cordova sickos.

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