Paul Laduke is a teacher at a normal suburban Christian school but recently he was charged with masturbating in the classroom while he taught kids. He was charged with a felony for allegedly masturbating behind a podium while teaching class. Authorities believe he may have done this for the past 10 years.
Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Dave Weiner told the judge that prosecutors have a handwritten note from LaDuke, in which he admits to fantasizing about female students while masturbating in class for the past 10 years. On Friday, LaDuke admitted he masturbated before the 13 students while an apron was draped over his lap, and that it was far from the first time, Weiner said.
LaDuke, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child. LaDuke has been a math teacher at the school for 26 years, and is also an ordained minister.
On Friday, a student at Schaumburg Christian School, located at 200 N. Roselle Rd., reported to another teacher that LaDuke appeared to be masturbating while seated at his podium during class.
The teacher notified the school administration, which launched an internal investigation. LaDuke was fired on Friday and, on Monday, school officials contacted Schaumburg police.
“Obviously, she was distressed and upset by what occurred, but we’re very thankful that she brought it forward,” said Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebel.
Detectives interviewed several students and LaDuke was arrested on Monday.
LaDuke and his wife have been married 54 years, and Seidler said the suspect’s wife describes him as leading a churchgoing life, and as being a good husband and family man.
LaDuke taught Algebra I and Honors Geometry to high school freshmen, Honors Algebra II to sophomores, and Algebra II and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus to juniors and seniors. His name had been removed from the school’s Web site as of Wednesday morning.
Toth said LaDuke was “very well-liked, a good teacher, been here about 27 years, never had issues, anything like this with him in the past that we were ever made aware of. Many, many students are very saddened that this has happened.”
Schaumburg Christian School parent Daniel Csoka said, “I believe that this administration did what they needed to do. I’m not concerned about my child.”
Now that he is free on bail, LaDuke will not be allowed on school grounds.
So he has posted bail and his wife came to pick him up good lady isn’t she. The man is 75 years old and if he was suffering from dimentia then he shouldn’t have been capable of teaching but he was. Why is it it’s allways the cathlic ministers that do this?
At least he has admitted his guilt but he is dragging himself down by admitting to fantasising about the school girls he was masturbating over. He didn’t touch any of the students but even still it is a felony to do such a thing in front of school children especially as a teacher. Who really knows what this guy was thinking.
One thing that I don’t understand is the charge, he is charged with sexual exploitation of a child but in my mind how is it exploiting children if they didn’t know what was going on and if he didn’t touch them I dunno doesn’t seem right, it’s wrong what he did but surely there is something else that can be named for a teacher masturbating in class and not exploiting children which he didn’t really, but I guess if he did admit to fantasising about the school girls while the teacher masturbated in class then I guess it is. What an idiot.