Guilty! Kenneth Martin aka Kenneth Whitney aka Kenneth Haug, Palos Heights, Illinois (arrested Apr 2013)

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  1. TMP

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    Kenneth Martin formerly known as Kenneth Whitney and Kenneth Haug (15xx West 83rd Place, Chicago, Illinois), 34, music teacher at Chicago Christian High School, Southwest Chicago Christian Schools, Palos Heights, Illinois, "allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student"

    Previously worked as choir director at

    Chicago CBS Local: Palos Heights Music Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student (Apr 2 2013)

    Kenneth Martin, 34, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to Palos Heights police. An investigation began a year ago, when two former students at Chicago Christian High School told police they had engaged in inappropriate relationships with Martin in 2009. His legal name was Kenneth Whitney at the time. “It went from texts to phone calls to video chat and then eventually they met in person after he had left the school,” said Deputy Police Chief Dave Delaney ... the other victim is not cooperating, according to Delaney.

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    Kenneth Martin, Kenneth Whitney, Palos Heights, Illinois, Chicago Christian High School, Southwest Chicago Christian Schools, Chicago, Prospect High School, Township High School District 214, Mount Prospect, Kenneth Haug, Crystal Lake South High School, Community High School District 155, Crystal Lake
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    WREX: Former teacher accused of having sex with student (Apr 3 2013)

    Thirty-4-year-old Kenneth Martin was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a yearlong investigation into allegations that he had sexual relationships with two female students at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights. Palos Heights Deputy Police Chief Dave Delaney says investigators believe Martin had sex with a second student, but that he's not charged in that case because the student isn't cooperating with investigators.
     
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    WGN TV: Teacher charged with having sexual relationships with 2 students (Apr 3 2013)

    A teacher has been arrested for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with two students. Police say it happened back in 2009, at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, Ill. Authorities say Kenneth Martin had a sexual relationship with the victims and one of those victims was only 16 at the time.
     
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    NBC Chicago: Former Palos Heights Music Teacher Accused of Sex With Student: Kenneth Martin, 34, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to Palos Heights police (Apr 2 2013)

    Kenneth Martin, 34, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to Palos Heights police. The students, one of whom was 16 years old at the time of the alleged relationship, reportedly told police about the tryst in April 2012. Martin's legal name at the time was Kenneth Whitney, authorities said. Officials from the school said Martin stopped being a teacher in the summer of 2009. "As soon as school officials became aware of this allegation against our former employee, the matter was reported to the authorities and we have been cooperating with the investigation. The individual has not been employed by our school since 2009," school officials said in a statement.
     
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    Chicago Tribune: Former music teacher at Christian school charged with sexual abuse (Apr 2 2013)

    Kenneth Martin, 35, of Chicago, who formerly went by the name Kenneth Whitney, taught for one school year, 2008-2009, at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, police and a school official said. The relationships began through social media before moving to texts, phone calls, video chats and then Martin met with the girls in person, said Palos Heights deputy police chief Dave Delaney. The sexual abuse began in the summer of 2009, when one of the victims was 16, he said. Last April, one of Martin’s former students reported the abuse to Palos Heights police, Delaney said. They launched a yearlong investigation, examining computers belonging to Martin and the victims, before Martin was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
     
  6. Rachel

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    Mr. Whitney was a really good person. All the choir students & I are quite shocked by such horrific allegations. He was supposed to work with us on our songs for our spring concert today. We were quite confused to see our principal, instead of Mr. Whitney. Our school district has severed all connections to him. Even if these allegations are proven to be false. We will never be able to work with this highly revered man again. We all pray that everything turns out okay.
     
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    Southtown Star (Sun Times): Teacher charged with sexual abuse of former Chicago Christian students (Apr 2 2013)

    A Chicago man [Kenneth Martin, formerly known as Kenneth Whitney] has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly having a sexual relationship with two students in 2009 while he was a music teacher at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, police said Tuesday ... Two former Chicago Christian students told police in April 2012 that they engaged in inappropriate relationships with Martin while they were students in 2009, police said. The relationship progressed into a sexual one, with one of the victims being 16 at the time, police said.
     
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    KMOV: Former Illinois teacher accused of having sex with student (Apr 3 2013)

    Thirty-four-year-old Kenneth Martin was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a yearlong investigation into allegations that he had sexual relationships with two female students at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights.
     
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    Daily Herald: Former Prospect teacher faces student sex charge (Apr 3 2013)

    Police said that Martin, while a music teacher at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, began sexual relationships with two students in 2009, one of whom was 16 years old at the time. Martin went by the name Kenneth Whitney when he worked at the school, police said. Prior to working at Chicago Christian, a small private religious school, Martin worked as the choir director at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect. He was known by the last name Whitney there, too.

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    Martin was hired to replace former Prospect choir director Jason Krigas, who went to prison.

    [Is there something about the job that drive people to prison?]
     
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    Pantagraph: Former Chicago Christian teacher accused of having sex with student (Apr 3 2013)

    Thirty-four-year-old Kenneth Martin was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a yearlong investigation into allegations that he had sexual relationships with two female students at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights. Palos Heights Deputy Police Chief Dave Delaney says investigators believe Martin had sex with a second student, but that he’s not charged in that case because the student isn’t cooperating with investigators.
     
  12. SUPPORT

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    What people may not know is he was not only a musical genius but he has touched many lives musically. This man can make a performer out of anyone. I've only seen him angry one time and I worked with him for 1.5 years.

    If he comes out innocent, each and every person, school, or official that has severed ties with him will be completely missing out.

    If he is guilty, he is still the same in my eyes. What he did would be wrong but I do not hold a person on their past. I met him in 2011 not 2009. Who he is today may not be who he is now.
     
  13. Guest

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    Please keep in mind that all of the details of this case are not out in the open. Though I would never approve of a teacher having relations with a student, lets also keep in mind that a 16 year old without cognitive delays should know wrong from right. But the details of the case will tell if she also should re-evaluate her actions. And last, let us remember that this man has a family, one which likely needs support at this time. Innocent until proven guilty.
     
  14. TMP

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    Name #3: Kenneth Haug ...

    Is the "South High School" mentioned in this article the South High in Downers Grove? Palos Heights has a middle school known as "Palos South" but does not appear to have a "South High".

    Northwest Herald: Former CL teacher accused of sex with student (Apr 4 2013)

    A former Crystal Lake teacher was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with an underage student while he was employed at a Palos Heights Christian high school. Kenneth Martin, who went by Kenneth Haug and then Kenneth Whitney when he worked at South High School, was charged Monday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Two former students told police that in 2009 when they were students at Chicago Christian High School, they engaged in an inappropriate relationship with their teacher. Martin, 34, took the surname Whitney during the alleged 2009 incident.
     
  15. TMP

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    Figured it out: South High School + District 155 = Crystal Lake South High School
     
  16. Misconduct Tracker

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    Kenneth Martin is now listed on the Illinois State Police's Illinois Sex Offender Registry.
    The crime is AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE/VICTIM 13-16.
    County of conviction: Cook.
    www.isp.state.il.us/sor
     
  17. Misconduct Tracker

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    Kenneth Martin is now listed on the Illinois Department of Correction's Inmate Search.

    Parent Institution: TAYLORVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
    Offender Status: In Custody.
    Admission Date: 10/04/2013.
    Projected Parole Date: 03/08/2015.
    Projected Discharge Date: 03/08/2017.
    Offense: AGG CRIM SEX AB/VIC 13-16.
    Custody Date: 09/08/2013.
    Sentence: 3 Years 0 Months 0 Day.
    http://www2.illinois.gov/IDOC/OFFENDER/Pages/InmateSearch.aspx
     
  18. Misconduct Tracker

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    Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
    Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)
    Public Search
    Kenneth H. Whitney
    License ID # 572250 (PEL) is “Lapsed.”
    License ID # 722901 (PEL) is “Notification Split.”
    License ID # 1025511 (PEL) is “Exchanged.”
    www.isbe.state.il.us/ELIS
     
  19. Misconduct Tracker

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    Family Taxpayers Foundation
    Teacher & Administrator Salary Database

    2008
    Name: Whitney, Kenneth H
    Salary: $63,009
    Position: High School Classromm Teacher
    Full/Part Time: Fulltime
    Percent Time Employed: 100%
    Assignment: Vocal Music
    Years Teaching: 5.0
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    School Name: Buffalo Grove High School
    District Name: Township HSD 214

    2007
    Name: Whitney Kenneth H
    Salary: $57,912
    Position: High School Classromm Teacher
    Full/Part Time: Fulltime
    Percent Time Employed: 100%
    Assignment: Vocal Music
    Years Teaching: 4
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    School Name: BUFFALO GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
    District Name: TOWNSHIP HSD 214

    2006
    Name: Whitney Kenneth H
    Salary: $53,331
    Position: High School Teacher
    Full/Part Time: Fulltime
    Percent Time Employed: 100%
    Assignment: Vocal Music
    Years Teaching: 3.0
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    School Name: PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL
    District Name: TOWNSHIP HSD 2

    2005
    Name: Whitney Kenneth
    Salary: $49,046
    Position: High School Teacher
    Full/Part Time: Fulltime
    Percent Time Employed: 100%
    Assignment: Vocal Music
    Years Teaching: 2.0
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    School Name: CRYSTAL LAKE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
    District Name: COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DIST

    2004
    Name: Haug Kenneth D
    Salary: $45,038
    Position: High School Teacher
    Full/Part Time: Fulltime
    Percent Time Employed: 100%
    Assignment: Vocal Music
    Years Teaching: 1.0
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    School Name: CRYSTAL LAKE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
    District Name: COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DIST
    www.familytaxpayers.org
     
  20. Misconduct Tracker

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    Here is the story with his name.
    He started out as Kenneth Haug.
    When he got married, took his wife's last name and became Kenneth Whitney.
    When he got divorced, changed his name to Kenneth Martin.
     

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