March 01, 2024
Local News

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostitution sting in Rockford, a school official said.

Brian Akers, 46, of Woodstock, was charged in mid-February with solicitation of a sexual act by Rockford police who executed a "reverse" prostitution sting that resulted in the arrest of eight men.

Akers had been on paid administrative leave until the Community High School District 155 school board accepted his resignation Thursday evening, district spokeswoman Katie Sheridan said.

The resignation is effective immediately and Akers will receive no additional pay, she said. He will continue to receive his health insurance benefits through June 30.

Akers spent more than 20 years at District 155 and was making a salary of more than $110,000, according to recent salary reports.

He taught Advanced Placement biology and was a longtime wrestling coach for the Crystal Lake South Gators, but he is no longer coaching. Akers had no other extracurricular roles at the school.

At the time of Akers' arrest, the district stressed that no students or faculty other than Akers were involved or harmed and that the alleged incident took place off campus and not during school hours.

His case is still pending before the Winnebago County Court with a status hearing scheduled for June 29.