Former Hinsdale teacher gets 6-year sentence for sexual assault of student

A former Hinsdale high school teacher was sentenced to six years in prison Friday after admitting to a sexual relationship with a female student.In a negotiated plea with DuPage County prosecutors, James Bryla, 31, of Yorkville, admitted guilt to one count...

Former Hinsdale teacher gets 6-year sentence for sexual assault of student

A former Hinsdale high school teacher was sentenced to six years in prison Friday after admitting to a sexual relationship with a female student.

In a negotiated plea with DuPage County prosecutors, James Bryla, 31, of Yorkville, admitted guilt to one count of criminal sexual assault and agreed to the prison term. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop other counts Bryla was facing.

Authorities say that Bryla engaged in a sex act with a Hinsdale Central student in a car at a park near the school. The student would have been 16 years old at the time, which was sometime between March and June 2011, prosecutors said.

She went to authorities in December 2014, and Bryla was charged in April 2015.

His arrest came five months after Bryla resigned his teaching job. In December 2014, a student reported receiving what were described as inappropriate communications from Bryla, and he was placed on leave. He quit the following day, according to Hinsdale Township High School District 86.

The school district said Bryla had been first hired in 2010 and was working as a part-time teacher at both Hinsdale Central and South high schools when he was placed on leave.

Bryla must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence, a little more than five years, and then must register as a sex offender. Bryla, who had been on bond, was taken into custody following the hearing in front of Judge Robert Miller.

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James Bryla, 29, of 1811 Hampton Lane, Yorkville, was charged Friday, April 24 with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and...

A former technology teacher at Hinsdale Central High School faces sexual abuse charges for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a former student.

James Bryla, 29, of 1811 Hampton Lane, Yorkville, was charged Friday, April 24 with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and...

(Pioneer Press Staff)

Clifford Ward is a freelance reporter.

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