Triad Teacher Charged With Alleged Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

Jason E. Ehlers

36 year old Jason E. Ehlers, of Bethalto, was charged Friday in Madison County with two counts of alleged Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and two counts of alleged Criminal Sexual Assault. His bond was set at $250,000. 

Ehlers is a teacher in Triad Community Unit School District #2, a former teacher at Bethalto Community Unit School District #8, and a former administrator of Southwestern Community Unit School District #9.

Ehlers is charged with allegedly having sex with a minor under the age of 13 between September 2010 and March 2011 and with a minor under the age of 18 between July 2011 and July 2012.

Investigators say no current or former students of Mr. Ehlers have been victimized by him.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Bethalto Police Department.

Counselors are available at Triad, Bethalto, and Southwestern schools to assist families with this issue.