Glenn Elementary teacher pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — A Glenn Elementary Teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges he molested two first graders who were in his class in 2004 and 2017.

According to our news partners WJBC, Jonathan Hovey, 47, of Forsyth, entered the plea at his arraignment Friday morning in McClean County.

Hovey remains free after posting a $10,035 cash bond a day after his arrest this month.

Hovey’s attorney Tristan Bullington told WJBC after the hearing his client is not guilty.

“We’ll be presenting a vigorous defense to the charges,” Bullington said. “We ask that the public reserve judgment until all the facts are available to them.”

Hovey is scheduled back to court Sept. 24. He is currently on paid leave from Unit 5 while the case is pending.

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