Sheriff Announces Criminal Sexual Assault Charges

Jul 2, 2019Press Release

Shannon Griffin

A teacher at a Burbank private school has been charged with Criminal Sexual Assault, Solicitation of Child Pornography and other charges for her alleged conduct involving two juvenile students at Jordan Baptist School, announced Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart today.

Shannon Griffin, 49, of Oak Lawn, was taken into custody on July 1 after a month-long Sheriff’s Police investigation found that she engaged in sexual conduct with a minor who was enrolled at the school. The investigation also revealed that Griffin sent nude pictures and videos of herself to and requested nude pictures from the minor and another juvenile victim, also enrolled at the school.

The investigation revealed that the conduct started in 2013 and continued until March of 2019. In total, Griffin has been charged with five counts of Criminal Sexual Assault, one count of Solicitation of Child Pornography, one count of Distribution of Harmful Materials and one count of Grooming.

Griffin is expected to appear in bond court at the Bridgeview Courthouse on Wednesday, July 3.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Police at (708) 865-4720.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.