The Journal Gazette
Friday, November 08, 2019 4:22 pm

Former special ed assistant sentenced to probation in solicitation case

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

A former North Side High School special education assistant charged with seeking sex with a student will not serve time behind bars.

Devin H. Gilliam, 28, pleaded guilty in September to felony child solicitation, and a plea agreement called for a three-year suspended sentence. A judge agreed and handed down the sentence this morning.

Gilliam will serve three years on probation.

Police were called Aug. 16, 2018, to the school, where a girl told them she had received a text from a staff member. The girl later told a forensic interviewer she had gotten several texts from Gilliam, court documents alleged.

He sent the girl, who has a disability, a photo of himself naked, described sex acts and "made several sexual comments to her," investigators said.


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