Trial set for Ill. teacher accused of molesting 11 students

Monday, February 11, 2008

URBANA, Ill. -- The trial for a central Illinois teacher accused of sexually molesting eleven children has been set for Feb. 25.

The children, who range in age from 8 to 14, are expected to be key witnesses in the trial of Jon White.

He's charged with predatory criminal sexual assault for allegedly molesting nine girls at Urbana's Thomas Paine Elementary School and two girls at Colene Hoose Elementary School in Normal.

The Champaign County case has been moved to Decatur because of extensive news coverage.

White's trial is set to take three weeks. He faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted of at least two of the assault charges.

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