Peoria Richwoods High School teacher Phil Earhart has been arrested. The 30-year-old social studies teacher is accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 17-year-old female student.
The matter first came to light January 25th. The Peoria Police Department and DCFS were investigating and Earhart was placed on paid administrative leave.
Earhart was a member of the 2017 “40-Leaders-Under-40” class. In addition to teaching social studies classes, Earhart is also the sponsor for a number of student organizations.
He arrived at the Peoria Police Department Monday morning at the request of detectives. Earhart was arrested for Criminal Sexual Assault and transported to Peoria County Jail.