Joliet teacher in prostitution sting
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org October 16, 2013 9:04PM
Updated: November 18, 2013 7:56AM
ROMEOVILLE — A Joliet West High School teacher was among five men arrested last month in the village for soliciting a prostitute, police said.
Kevin M. Boles, 40, of 814 Mason Ave., Joliet, was arrested Sept. 24 on solicitation charges in the 1200 block of Lakeview Drive, where three hotels are located, according to police.
“This is a sting operation we do at the hotels a few times a year to act as a deterrent toward prostitution activity,” Police Chief Mark Turvey said.
Using the Internet, undercover officers pose as prostitutes and arrange to meet their clients at a hotel, and arrests are made when money is offered in exchange for sex, Turvey said.
Deputy Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said Boles and the other four are charged with violating a village ordinance, which can result in a fine of up to $750.
The high school website lists Boles as an English and drama teacher, who directs the fall play and serves as assistant coach of the speech team. Boles has been with the school district for 15 years, according to police.