Sexual assault charges filed against Harvey school board member

(CHICAGO) A board member of the school district in south suburban Harvey was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in the city’s municipal center last week.

Tyrone Rogers, 59, faces one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and is scheduled to appear in court in south suburban Markham on Tuesday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

About 1 p.m. Friday, a 49-year-old woman went to the Harvey Municipal Center to meet with Rogers to “discuss a village issue with Rogers on behalf of a friend,” according to the sheriff’s office.

The woman “alleged that Rogers took her into an office inside the municipal center, locked the door an sexually assaulted her,” the sheriff’s office said.

Rogers was taken into police custody Saturday night, police said.

In a statement issued Monday night, Harvey city spokesman said: “Mr. Rogers has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. We will await the States Attorney’s detail of his charges tomorrow and determine additional actions concerning his employment.”