Former Lockport SD 205 staffer gets probation for sex with student
BY JANET LUNDQUIST email@example.com August 13, 2013 10:17PM
A former technology staffer at Lockport Township High School District 205 who admitted to having sex with a student in 2009 was sentenced Tuesday to three years on probation.
Will County Circuit Court Judge Robert Livas issued the sentence to Timothy J. Hagan, 42, of Darien, who pleaded guilty in June to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Prosecutors had agreed to Hagan avoiding prison time based on Hagan’s previously clean criminal record, the fact that he was not a teacher at the school and that the offense occurred within 30 days of the then-17-year-old victim’s graduation.
In recommending probation, the state’s attorney office also considered that Hagan took responsibility for his actions, Livas said.
Hagan on Tuesday apologized for his actions and told Livas he “absolutely regretted” what happened.
“What I did was wrong,” he said. “With the help of friends, my family and God, I know I will not make that mistake again.”
At the start of Tuesday’s sentencing, Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Platek questioned a line in Hagan’s psychological evaluation in which the doctor wrote that Hagan seemed to be “unrealistically, overly cooperative.”
During a break in the hearing, Platek called the doctor, who verified that he believes Hagan is at low risk to commit the same offense, Platek said.
Lockport police arrested Hagan in 2011 after the girl told a family friend about the relationship, police said.
District 205 suspended Hagan in May 2011, and he resigned soon after.