A former assistant principal at Longfellow School and principal of Ascension School in the 1990s is scheduled to be sentenced in DuPage County Circuit Court, June 14. David Grayson, 65, pleaded guilty to felony theft by deception from a school and sexual exploitation of a child on March 5 before Judge Ronald Sutter.

According to DuPage County State’s Attorney spokesman Paul Darrah, Grayson faces 4 to 15 years in prison on the felony theft charge, and up to a year on the misdemeanor sexual exploitation charge. The sentences would likely be served concurrently.

Grayson, now a LaGrange Park resident, was a 16-year veteran of the Oak Brook school system who served as both an assistant principal and in the library department. He was charged in May, 2005, just weeks short of his retirement, after a student filed a complaint against him. In the course of investigating that complaint, the school district found evidence that Grayson had improperly used his school computer. That discovery led to his firing. Further investigation led to the sexual exploitation charge.

-Bill Dwyer

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