Prosecutors: Female counselor had sex with juvenile detainee
BY DAN CAMPANA For Sun-Times Media September 30, 2013 5:10PM
Updated: November 2, 2013 6:21AM
ST. CHARLES — An Aurora woman had three sexual encounters with a juvenile male in custody at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles where she worked as a contractor, including a incident on Valentine’s Day, according to prosecutors.
A Kane County grand jury indicted 25-year-old Alexa Rubin Wednesday on four counts of custodial sexual misconduct in connection to acts that allegedly took place in February and April, as well as October 2012. Rubin surrendered to the Kane County Jail on Sept. 26 and was released after posting the required bond on her $25,000 bail, officials said.
According to the indictments, Rubin had sex with, and performed a sex act on, the male on Feb. 14. They also had sex in April and she performed a sex act on him last year. Prosecutors said the Illinois Department of Corrections investigated claims against Rubin and brought its finding to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, which did not elaborate on the charges.
The Department of Juvenile Justice said in a Monday statement that Rubin worked as a substance abuse counselor for about two and a half years at IYC St. Charles. Rubin, who resigned in June, was affiliated with a Downstate non-profit that provides drug and alcohol treatment, and contracts with the department.
IYC-St. Charles, which first opened in 1904, houses an average of 328 male juveniles and processes the “majority” of all males put into the Department of Juvenile Justice’s custody, according to its website.
Rubin is scheduled to appear in court later this month.