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Former Tinley Park HS Teacher Charged with Sex with Student in Orland Park

Ryan Dolan faces an additional charge of criminal sexual assault of the same student, as Orland Park police believe an instance occurred within the village.

Credit: Orland Park Police.
Credit: Orland Park Police.
The former Tinley Park High School teacher accused of having sex with a student in Tinley Park faces an additional charge lodged by Orland Park police for an encounter in the village.

Orland Park Police arrested Ryan Dolan, 29, of Tinley Park on Wednesday, March 26, after an investigation revealed he may have had sexual contact with the same TPHS student under the age of 18 within village limits. 

He faces a new count of criminal sexual assault, Orland Park police said.

Bail was set at $250,000 at a March 26 hearing at the Bridgeview courthouse. The same day, a judge granted Dolan permission to travel out of state for his new job as a construction worker.

Dolan previously was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse from a position of trust and two counts of criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 18, for instances involving the same student in Tinley Park. He resigned his position as history teacher and head wrestling coach at the high school on March 11, days after his arrest.

Dolan’s next court appearance regarding the Orland Park charge will be on April 23, at the Cook County 5th District courthouse in Bridgeview.

Related: 'Shock and Devastation' at Tinley High, says Principal

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Sue1 March 29, 2014 at 06:20 PM
I doubt her scholarship was rescinded. Scholarships are awarded by colleges or universities. Since she is a minor her name has not been released, her college would have no way of knowing she was involved in this. What reason would they have to rescind her scholarship? Legally, she did nothing wrong. One thing that bothers me, if all these students knew this was going on and have so much to say now, why didn't they bring it to the administrations attention earlier?
Tom March 29, 2014 at 07:06 PM
@Sue1 ...I also wonder about that. Perhaps the fact that he was an extremely popular teacher along with being engaged to another TPHS teacher kept lips shut.
lala March 30, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Not telling - I would guess the scholarships could have been pulled for violating the code of conduct that the athletes are to adhere to. A very sad situation for all involved. A 29 year old man should know better than to have a sexual relationship with a teenager! I hope the police in the state he is being allowed to work in are watching him like a hawk as well as his co-workers that may have teenage daughters.
Tom March 31, 2014 at 08:47 AM
I wonder if his parents came up with another $25K to bond him out of Orland or is he still in the tank?
Sue1 March 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM
I still doubt that she has lost her scholarship. Most likely just rumors put out by the people who continue to blame her and not the adult. According to the law she is considered a victim, did nothing wrong, therefore no reason to rescind the offer.

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