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Waukegan music teacher charged with sexual assault of minor

Briana Travis
Briana Travis

WAUKEGAN – A music teacher at Webster Middle School (District 60) in Waukegan has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault, according to a news release from the Lake County State's Attorney's Office.

Briana Travis, 33, of the 100 block of Walnut Court, Mundelein, is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor. The relationship for which she is being charged, began at the end of the 2014-15 school year and continued up until Travis' arrest Oct. 15, the release stated.

The investigation started when a concerned parent contacted the Waukegan Police Department about inappropriate texting between a student and Travis. Detectives interviewed Travis, who then began to reveal details about a separate inappropriate relationship with a different minor.

The original texting incident remains under investigation, authorities said.

Travis appeared in Lake County Court on Friday. Her next court appearance is set for Nov. 3. She is currently held on $1 million bond.

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