Sarah L. Tolzien, a teacher in Richton Park, Illinois, is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student, according to local media reports. Tolzien, 24, is charged with felony sexual assault.
Sarah L. Tolzien Investigation
Detectives say Sarah L. Tolzien, who teaches English and coaches the boys varsity cross country team at Rich South High School, had sexual relations with the teen on two separate occasions. The interactions are believed to have taken place in November, when Tolzien drove the boy home from school. An investigation has been underway since that time.
Sarah L. Tolzien is currently being held in the city of Matteson with bond set at $10,000. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 15. Tolzien herself is from the city of Arlington Heights.
Though the formal charges were just announced, Tolzien has been on administrative leave since December 1, police indicate.