Ex-teacher from W. Dundee guilty of inappropriately texting student
By Erika Wurst firstname.lastname@example.org September 18, 2013 8:30PM
Kelly K. Miller of West Dundee, a former East Aurora High School teacher. | Courtesy Photo~Aurora Police Department
Updated: October 20, 2013 7:41AM
Kelly Miller lost her job teaching at East Aurora High School in 2011 when prosecutors charged her with sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old student.
Now, she will spend 18 months on probation after pleading guilty to the offense.
Miller, 34, of West Dundee, pleaded guilty in Aurora Branch Court this week to forwarding harmful material to a minor, a misdemeanor.
Prosecutors said the former science teacher sent two inappropriate photos of herself during text message conversations with a male student of hers in late May or June 2011.
Police received a tip about the photos in September 2011 and immediately began an investigation. Miller resigned from her teaching job shortly after her arrest.
As a result of her plea, Miller agreed to undergo counseling and spend 18 months on probation, prosecutors said. She must pay $2,400 in fines and costs and undergo a sex offender evaluation. She must follow all recommendations from her evaluations, prosecutors said.
Miller is also barred from having unsupervised contact with anyone under 18 years old for the duration of her probation, prosecutors said.