At the time of her arrest for sexual contact with one teen boy from the Vernon Hills, suburban Chicago high school where Cori Beard, 28, coached boys and girls soccer, police believed there was at least one more, if not two more male students who’d also had sex with Beard. Now the police have updated their reporting to suggest there may be up to four more students who had sex with the Vernon Hills coach through 2017 and right up until this past month when she was arrested.
Beard was charged with twelve counts of illicit sex with the first unnamed victim, with whom she carried on a long and quite lasting sexual relationship. There’s no indication as to her level of involvement with the other four boys. Though once you get to five boys with whom you’ve illegally engaged in teacher-student sex, the details are perhaps less relevant to the charging. You’re in big doo-doo.
There’s no much information available about Beard from before her arrest, but there’s a ton now. Assume every kid and parent in Vernon Hills knows her name and can tell a tale. This is the kind of gossip that makes the suburban towns go-round.
Charges have yet to be filed beyond the first two boys, but that could change. Beard is already being held in the County pokie on a one million dollar bail. This is not going to end well for the soccer coach.