Charleston, IL. (ECWd) –
On April 20, 2021, Coles County Judge Glen found former Mattoon Special Education School Nurse Hilary Rawlings NOT GUILTY on all six Counts against her.
According to the docket found on Judici, after a two-day bench trial where prosecution and defense arguments were heard, Judge Glen found Rawlings NOT GUILTY on all six counts.
Rawlings was initially charged with six Class 1 Felony Counts of child sexual abuse crimes in 2019.
See screenshot of docket report below:
EPPosted at 13:16h, 21 April
Outstanding. Baseless claims of sexual assault or abuse can ruin a person. Those who make false claims need to be prosecuted.
Cayne BridgesPosted at 15:39h, 21 April
I’m related her to Hilary and miles and I honestly can’t believe he lied to the court to get her acquitted. He found them in bed to together. Explain how she’s not guilty? fxxxxxx disgusting
SCPosted at 22:58h, 21 April
“The judge said a sexual abuse charge might have applied to Rawlings’ case, but she wasn’t charged with that offense so he couldn’t find her guilty of it.” jg-tc.com
State’s Attorney Jesse Danley didn’t bother to study the case closely enough to file the right charges. Some of the charges include holding a position of trust, authority, or supervision in relation to the victim. If the young man had been a student in the school where she worked, this would have applied, but he wasn’t a student in that school. Don’t blame the Judge, he is only allowed to rule on the charges that were filed, not the charges that should have been filed.