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Crime & Courts

Police: Teacher, coach charged with aggravated battery

Genoa police issued an arrest warrant Friday for Todd McDillon, 42, of Rockford, Genoa police said in a news release. McDillon has been placed on administrative leave from the school pending further investigation.
Genoa police issued an arrest warrant Friday for Todd McDillon, 42, of Rockford, Genoa police said in a news release. McDillon has been placed on administrative leave from the school pending further investigation.

GENOA – A Genoa-Kingston High School teacher has been charged with aggravated battery for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female student, police said.

Genoa police issued an arrest warrant Friday for Todd McDillon, 42, of Rockford, Genoa police said in a news release. McDillon has been placed on administrative leave from the school pending further investigation. Genoa Police Chief Ty Lynch said officers were attempting to contact McDillon Friday afternoon and bring him into custody.

Lynch said the incident is believed to have happened on Feb. 1 after school on school grounds. The complaint states McDillion massaged the shoulders of the victim and then hugged and kissed her on the lips. Lynch said he believes it is an isolated incident and there are no other victims.

The investigation started on Monday, Lynch said.  

Genoa-Kingston School District 424 Superintendent Joe Burgess said he would not comment until the investigation was complete.

McDillon taught English at the high school and was the girl's basketball coach for four-plus seasons until he resigned for personal reasons in November 2009. He was hired by Hiawatha High School as the varsity softball coach in 2011 and coached at the school for two seasons.

He is no longer listed as the softball coach on the school's website. 

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