DeKalb Police arrest former DeKalb School District Superintendent


On February 8th, 2017, two board members from the DeKalb School District reported that they received inappropriate text messages and photographs from an unknown person. One of the photographs depicted a female engaged in a sexual act.

The board members stated that the text messages and photographs came from a phone
number that they did not recognize. The board members identified the female depicted in the photographs as an employee of the school district. That employee was interviewed by
investigators and it was learned that she had previously given Doug Moeller copies of the
photographs that were sent to the board members.

Detectives investigated the phone number that was used to send the text messages and
photographs to the board members. It was learned that the phone was purchased in South
Elgin by a former student of Moeller’s. Investigators interviewed the person who purchased
the phone, at which time they were told that Moeller asked this person to purchase the phone to make sure there was no name attached to such phone. Moeller picked up the former student and gave him money to purchase the phone. The former student gave Moeller the phone that was used to send the text messages and photographs to the DeKalb School Board members.

During this investigation, Investigators interviewed numerous individuals, obtained search
warrants for phone records and phone calls, while working with the DeKalb County State’s
Attorney’s Office. On April 12, 2018, an arrest warrant was issued for Douglas Moeller for Non-consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images. Bond was set at $10,000 dollars, 10% to apply. On April 13, 2018, DeKalb Police Investigators and Elgin Police Officers arrested Douglas Moeller at his residence in Elgin without incident.

ARRESTED: Douglas J. Moeller, 60 years old, Elgin, IL

The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


  1. What a sad chapter in this city’s history. I am grateful for all of the other educators in this city that do not make the papers but perform their responsibilities to our kids with professionalism and a love of their chosen profession. I salute them rather than focus on this sleeze bag. Thank you educators!

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