Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Bond Set at $100,000 for Tutor/Substitute Teacher Charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that a private
tutor and part-time substitute teacher for the Glenbard School District has
been charged with one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
(Class 1 Felony) for allegedly purchasing Adderall from a student who had a
prescription for the drug. John Mixer, 32 (d.o.b. 12/12/1986) of 141
Constitution Drive, Bloomingdale, appeared at a bond hearing this morning in
front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay who set bond at $100,000 with 10% to apply.
Mixer is a
private tutor for the fifteen-year-old minor. It is alleged that between March 2019
thru September 2019, Mixer purchased more than thirty Adderall pills at $20 each
from the minor. It is alleged that Mixer purchased the pills from the minor on
numerous occasions at the minor’s home and at other locations. It is alleged
that on at least one occasion, Mixer enticed the minor to sneak out of the
house at 7 a.m. and supply him with Adderall. The alleged abuse came to light
when the minor’s mother discovered lengthy snapchat conversations between the
two and alerted authorities.
“It is alleged that in an effort to feed his drug habit, Mr.
Mixer used his position as a trusted mentor to convince his victim, who has a medical
prescription for the drug, into selling him Adderall,” Berlin said. “This
alleged corruption of a young student, whom the defendant was supposed to be
helping, is extremely disturbing. I would like to thank the DuPage County
Sheriff’s Office for their efforts on this case. I would also like to thank
Assistant State’s Attorney Amalia Romano for her work not only on this case, but
for her continued efforts protecting DuPage County residents from the dangers
of illegal narcotics.”
terrifies me, as a parent, to even see a case like this, but it should remind
us all to be very aware of where our children go when not at home, who they are
in contact with on social media, and who they might be taking a car ride with”
Mendrick said. “This case would not have been possible without the tenacious
work of DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Detective, David Chiesa.”
Mixer’s next court date is scheduled for December 23, 2019,
for arraignment in front of Judge MacKay.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint
contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A
defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is
the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.