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Former Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Eight Children

37 year old Jason Ehlers of Bethalto is in custody
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Jason Ehlers/Photo: Office of the State's Attorney, Madison County, Illinois

Jason Ehlers/Photo: Office of the State’s Attorney, Madison County, Illinois

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL. (KMOX) - A former teacher in the Triad School District is charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual assault on children.

Prosecutors now claim 37 year old Jason Ehlers of Bethalto abused eight victims.

Originally he was charged in one case but new information has led investigators to seven more victims and fourteen new charges were filed.

He now faces more than fifty years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors say all of the alleged abuses took place in Ehlers’ home.

He is being held in the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville.

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