On March 12, 2015, the DeKalb Police Department was notified that a teacher’s aide at Huntley Middle School, in DeKalb, had inappropriately touched two separate students. The minor victims are under the age of thirteen years old and attended the early childhood program at Huntley Middle School. A witness observed Andrew Arison rubbing the genitalia area of one of the minors and making rubbing motions near the genitalia area of another minor. Both of these incidents occurred on March 11, 2015.
The DeKalb Police Department located Andrew Arison in Sycamore. Arison was transported to the DeKalb Police Station where he was interviewed. The interview with Arison corroborated the witness’s account of Arison inappropriately touching the two minors. The touching of the minors were done for sexual gratification.
The DeKalb Police Department has reason to believe that Arison has sexually abused more minors. The DeKalb Police Department continues to investigate and anticipate more charges forthcoming.
The DeKalb Police were assisted by the Sycamore Police Department. A search of Arison’s residence was conducted in Sycamore. The evidence collected from Arison’s residence is being evaluated by the Sycamore Police Department.
Arison has worked for several different school districts in DeKalb County. If you have any information in regards to this investigation or know of any other victims, please contact the DeKalb Police Department.
Andrew J. Arison, 36 years of age, 1700 block of Maness Court in Sycamore, was charged with three counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. Arison is currently incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail. Arison’s bond is set at $500,000 dollars.