$500K bond for music tutor caught abusing student in Lake Forest

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Patrick R. Jennings | Lake Forest police

A private music tutor accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old student in a parked car in north suburban Lake Forest is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Patrick R. Jennings, 32, was charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to a statement from Lake Forest police.

On the evening of Feb. 29, a police officer on patrol found Jennings inside a parked car alone with a 15-year-old and the two were “engaged in inappropriate physical conduct,” according to police. Jennings is a private music tutor and the 15-year-old was his student.

Detectives interviewed Jennings, the student and several witnesses, and also obtained data from Jennings’ two smartphones and a tablet, police said.

Jennings, of the 1900 block of West Montrose, was arrested Friday and ordered held on a $500,000 bond at the Lake County Jail, police said. He is next scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. on March 22.

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