A Bethalto man who has served various roles with three different local school districts has been charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual assault. Authorities say 36-year old Jason E. Ehlers allegedly had sex with a child under the age of 13 sometime between September 2010 and March 2011. He is also accused of having sex with a child under the age of 18 sometime between July 2011 and July 2012, however investigators say that neither of the incidents involved Ehlers current or former students.

Ehlers had most recently served as a teacher at Silver Creek Elementary School in Troy. He had previously served as a teacher in the Bethalto School District and was a former administrator in the Southwestern Community School District.

Ehlers is currently in the custody of Bethalto Police and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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