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Carterville high school classroom aide charged with solicitation of a student

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL -

A Caterville High School classroom aide has been arrested on charges he solicited a student.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Department says 27-year-old Jeremy Cobb of Cambria was charged Wednesday with indecent solicitation of a child and grooming. He was arrested Thursday on the charges.

The offenses allegedly occurred in May and June of 2016 with a Caterville High School student.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Department had originally stated that Cobb was a driver's education teacher employed by the Special Education Department and contracted out to Carterville High School.

Superintendent Keith Liddell says that information was incorrect and that Cobb was a classroom aide during the summer of 2016.

The school was able to confirm that Cobb did serve as a Freshman football coach at the high school.

Superintendent Liddell says the school district will investigate the allegations as a confidential personnel matter.

Cobb is currently on administrative leave with pay.

He is currently being held on $50,000 bond.

An investigation is ongoing.

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