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Former Unit 5 Teacher Faces New Sexual Battery, Rape Charges In Nashville

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Hovey previously taught at Glenn Elementary School in Normal.

Sexual battery and rape charges have been filed in Nashville against a former Unit 5 teacher.

Jonathon Hovey, 49, of Forsyth, has waived extradition from Macon County where he is jailed to Tennessee.  A spokesperson for the Nashville department was unable to offer specific information on the charges.

Hovey, a former first grade teacher in Unit 5, faced predatory criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse charges in McLean County in 2020 involving two students. Those charges were dismissed in September after prosecutors said a material witness was not available in testify in court.

McLean County State’s Attorney Don Knapp told WGLT his office “was aware of their separate investigation regarding a different incident.” McLean County’s contact with Tennessee investigators was “some time ago and we were not involved in the progression of that investigation or the filing of charges,” Knapp said on Wednesday.

Hovey’s Illinois teaching license was suspended in 2019 by the state. He previously taught at Glenn Elementary School in Normal.

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