Amboy teacher arrested for rape, home invasion

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Jeffery K. Mischler DIXON – An Amboy High School teacher was being held without bond Friday night and charged with breaking into a Dixon woman's house Thursday and raping her.
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kob

Sterling, IL

#1 May 29, 2011
He didnt do it....just saying this is ruining his career
Doug

Dixon, IL

#2 May 31, 2011
kob wrote:
He didnt do it....just saying this is ruining his career
i agree....im one of his students and one of his wrestlers...hes not one to do this...
rachel

Princeton, IL

#3 Jun 4, 2011
Ifhe didnt do it then why is he being charged. There is no tolerance for this behavior. whats next our kids.
Mike

Western Springs, IL

#4 Jun 5, 2011
He admitted he did it in court papers. He admitted that "she didn't know what she was doing with me". He also admitted breaking in. Rape and breaking in SHOULD ruin his career. Just because he's your wrestling coach does not preclude him from the law - what are they teaching you kids?
You know who's career it's really hurting? His victim. It's also beyond hurt his wife.
Mike

Western Springs, IL

#5 Jun 5, 2011
From saukvalley.com

AMBOY An Amboy teacher from Hinckley accused of raping an intoxicated acquaintance admitted to having sex with her and told police she did not realize what she was doing with me, court documents said.

According to court documents, a Dixon woman told police she was out drinking with friends including Mischler May 26 in downtown Dixon. She was drunk, called a friend to pick her up and got home around 10 p.m.

After vomiting, she saw Mischler in the room with her. He took her to her bedroom, got on top of her and had sex, she told police.

The woman woke up sometime during the night to put on some clothes and saw Mischler on the floor beside her bed, court documents said. When she woke up again at 5 a.m., he was gone.

She thought the whole incident was a dream until she noticed that the back door of her house was damaged, she told police.

Mischler was arrested around 3 p.m. Friday at a gas station in Somonauk, where he agreed to meet police. He told police he was drinking with the woman and others, and that he later went to a friends house who lives about a block away from the woman.

Around 10:45 p.m., he went to her house and noticed a light on inside. The back and front doors were locked, he turned the back door knob and pushed the door forcefully with his shoulder, he said.

He told police he went into her bedroom, helped her take off her clothes and had sex with her. She was intoxicated and she did not realize what she was doing with me, he told police.
Rachel

Glendale, CA

#6 Jun 13, 2011
Everyone makes mistakes. Seems like Jeff is owning up to his and will pay the price. He'll have to start from scratch, but with prayers and support...he can start to pick himself up again.
Mike

Shorewood, IL

#7 Jun 16, 2011
Rachel wrote:
Everyone makes mistakes. Seems like Jeff is owning up to his and will pay the price. He'll have to start from scratch, but with prayers and support...he can start to pick himself up again.
He didn't exactly "own up to his mistakes" - his VICTIM had to report it to the police first. He didn't just turn himself in right away.

Isn't it more important to give prayers and support to his VICTIM? She didn't ask for her home to be broken into, or to be raped!

Also prayers & support to his wife in all of this. She is going to have to start all over again as well. Another innocent VICTIM of his "mistakes".
Rachel

Glendale, CA

#8 Jun 17, 2011
Mike wrote:
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He didn't exactly "own up to his mistakes" - his VICTIM had to report it to the police first. He didn't just turn himself in right away.
Isn't it more important to give prayers and support to his VICTIM? She didn't ask for her home to be broken into, or to be raped!
Also prayers & support to his wife in all of this. She is going to have to start all over again as well. Another innocent VICTIM of his "mistakes".
Absolutely! His victim deserves all the support and prayers she can receive. She didn't ask for any of it, was right to call the police and deserves sure justice. I don't mean to belittle the awful choices that he made that night.

But as someone who knows Jeff, I stand by the fact that he is a good person and will also need support from those around him to put himself back together after this.
GEH

Addison, IL

#9 Jul 25, 2011
Rachel wrote:
Everyone makes mistakes. Seems like Jeff is owning up to his and will pay the price. He'll have to start from scratch, but with prayers and support...he can start to pick himself up again.
He deserves every little bit of what he will get!
Sally

Foster City, CA

#10 Jul 25, 2011
This is defitnitely not his first offense. Sounds very similar to THREE other incidents that occurred during his college career in Peoria, Illinois. This man has a serious problem and should not be let off easy!
Mike

Western Springs, IL

#11 Jul 28, 2011
Has this gone to trial yet? Does he still have his teaching job at Amboy High School? I saw a few days ago that they are hiring a replacement wrestling coach, but his name is still on their website as teaching Social Studies.

I hope if there were other incidents when he was in college that those girls come forward when this goes to trial.
Mike

Joliet, IL

#12 Aug 19, 2011
Case Tracker:
Judici website
Case number 2011CF108

Entered Under: MISCHLER, JEFFREY K

08/18/2011 sp POSI p.p. by ASA Watson. Defendant p.p. with Atty. Michael Fleming. Pre-trial set for 10/20/2011 at 08:30 in courtroom B on joint motion. Status hearing set for 9/01/2011 at 08:30 in courtroom B. RMJ

07/27/2011 Notice of Filing filed. Supplemental Answer to Discovery filed. Amended Notice of Filing filed. UNASSIGNED

07/27/2011 sp POSI p.p. by ASA Watson. Defendant p.p. with Atty. Michael Fleming. Bill of Indictment given to Court and filed. Dfdt. given copy of Bill of Indictment. Dfdt. waives formal reading of charges and possible penalties. Dfdt. enters plea of Not Guilty. Dfdt. advised of trial in absentia. Pre-trial set for 8/18/2011 at 01:30 in courtroom B by agreement. ORIGINAL PASSPORT TENDERED TO CIRCUIT CLERK AND PLACED IN THE BACK OF THE FILE. JDA

07/19/2011 Notice of Filing filed. Supplemental Answer to Discovery filed. Motion for Disclosure to Prosecution filed. UNASSIGNED

07/15/2011 Bill of Indictment filed. Count I - Home Invasion. Count II - Criminal Sexual Assault. RMJ

06/20/2011 Uniform Bond filed. Preliminary hrg set for 7/27/2011 at 11:00 in courtroom D. 10% Bond posted in the amount of $15,000.00. UNASSIGNED

06/15/2011 sp VIDEO HEARING: POSI p.p. by ASA Watson. Defendant p.p. with Atty. Michael Fleming. Defendant being produced by the Lee County Sheriff. Motion to Reduce Bond filed by Atty. Michael Fleming in open Court. Hearing held on Defendant's Motion to Reduce Bond. Defendant called, sworn and testimony taken. Defendant rests. Plaintiff rests. Argument and recommendation given by Atty. Fleming. State gives proffer. Court's ruling read into record. Court reduces Bond to $150,000/10%. Bond Conditions read into record.*Defendant to surrender current passport to Circuit Clerk.*NO CONTACT with victim. Preliminary hrg set for 7/27/2011 at
11:00 in courtroom D. Defendant remanded. Order 6/15/2011 filed and copy given to LCJ. JDA

05/31/2011 Probable Cause Affidavit filed. DAF

05/31/2011 sp VIDEO HEARING: POSI p. by A.S.A. Ortega. Dfdt. p.p. with Atty. Mike Fleming. Defendant being produced by the Lee County Sheriff. Dfdt. furnished with copy of complaint. Defendant waives reading of charges/possible penalties/right to counsel. Bond fixed at $250,000/10%. Posting of bond explained. Probable Cause found to exist by Judge Fish of over the weekend. Preliminary status hrg set for 6/15/2011 at 09:00 in courtroom D. Bond Conditions read into record. Defendant ordered NO CONTACT with victim. Court admonishes Dfdt if FTA Warrant to Issue and Trial and Sentencing in absentia Defendant reserves Bond issue. Bond Condition Order 5/31/2011 filed. RMJ

05/31/2011 Complaint as to Counts I & II filed COUNT I - HOME INVASION 100.00 COUNT II - CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT 100.00 Appearance filed by Atty. Michael Fleming on behalf of Defendant. UNASSIGNED
Mike

Wheaton, IL

#13 Sep 14, 2011
He no longer is working at the high school or coaching wrestling. Don't know if terminated or forced to resign. Latest on the court case:

9/12/2011 Original Warrant of Arrest returned showing service and filed. 21.00 Uniform Bond filed. Warrant/Attachment set for 9/28/2011 at 09:00 in courtroom C. Recognizance Bond posted.

9/09/2011 Copy of Warrant of Arrest filed.($100,000/10%). Warrant issued on 9/9/2011.
Mike

Western Springs, IL

#16 Oct 20, 2011
This was at pre-trial today? Update?

2011CF108
Entered Under: MISCHLER, JEFFREY K
09/28/2011 aap/er POSI P. By A.S.A. J. Watson. Dfdt. P.P. Pro-se. Dfdt.'s ATTY. Not Present. Dfdt. Found to be 26 Years of Age. Case continued to 10/20/2011 at 8:30 a.m. on Motion of the Dfdt. for a Pre-Trial Conference, befor Judge Jacobson.-(Date & Time Previously Set - 09/01/2011). Pre-trial set for 10/20/2011 at 08:30 in courtroom B. Court Admonishes Dfdt. If Failure To Appear Warrant To Issue. CTB

09/27/2011 PER JUDGE BECKMAN'S OFFICE THIS CASE SHOULD BE WITH JUDGE/4TH FLOOR I CALLED AND HAVE SET BEFORE RMJ/B UNASSIGNED
Apple

Madison, WI

#17 Nov 5, 2011
So what happened?
Mike

Shorewood, IL

#18 Nov 6, 2011
Latest from Judici. Looks like another pre-trial date on 12/15/2011. Seems to be taking an awfully long time to get to trial.

10/25/2011 Notice of Filing filed. Supplemental Answer to Discovery filed. UNASSIGNED

10/20/2011 sp POSI p.p. by ASA Watson. Defendant p.p. with Atty. Robert Thompson for Atty. Michael Fleming. Pre-trial set for 12/15/2011 at 08:30 in courtroom B on Defendant's motion with no objection by the State. RMJ
trail17298

Madison, WI

#19 Nov 7, 2011
Yeah no kidding! He was one o my teachers and I don't know how anyone could like him! He didn't teach us anything at all! We always had "fun days" and to be honest he was a dick to anyone that wasn't involved in sports! I knew he was guilty before e confessed! I wonder what will happen to him! I feel bad for everyone involved but him!
Mike wrote:
Latest from Judici. Looks like another pre-trial date on 12/15/2011. Seems to be taking an awfully long time to get to trial.

10/25/2011 Notice of Filing filed. Supplemental Answer to Discovery filed. UNASSIGNED

10/20/2011 sp POSI p.p. by ASA Watson. Defendant p.p. with Atty. Robert Thompson for Atty. Michael Fleming. Pre-trial set for 12/15/2011 at 08:30 in courtroom B on Defendant's motion with no objection by the State. RMJ
Mike

Shorewood, IL

#20 Dec 14, 2011
Pretrial today. No update online yet.

Hearings
Type Date Time Judge Location
12 - Preliminary hrg 06/15/2011 9:00 A.M. ACKERT D

12 - Preliminary hrg 07/27/2011 11:00 A.M. ACKERT D

35 - Status hearing 09/01/2011 8:30 A.M. JACOBSON B

85 - Warrant/Attachment 09/28/2011 9:00 A.M. JACOBSON B

13 - Pre-trial 10/20/2011 8:30 A.M. JACOBSON B

13 - Pre-trial 12/15/2011 1:30 P.M. JACOBSON B
Mike

Shorewood, IL

#21 Dec 14, 2011
It did make it onto the court docket for today should have update online by Monday?

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives...

Sauk Valley Newspapers (Dixon-Sterling, IL)

December 12, 2011
Section: Local

Court Call

Lee County Thursday

HOME INVASION/RAPE CASE: Jeffrey K. Mischler, 26, of Hinckley; charged with home invasion and criminal sexual assault.

Police say Mischler broke into a Dixon woman&#65533;s house on May 26 and had raped her while she was passed out after a night of drinking.

On the docket: Pretrial conference.
Mike

Shorewood, IL

#22 Dec 16, 2011
Neither he or atty showed up yesterday. Pretrial moved to today.

JEFFREY MISCHLER
2011CF108
12/15/2011 aap POSI P. By A.S.A. J. Watson. Dfdt.- Not Present, Nor By Counsel.
Case continued to 12/16/2011 at 3:00 p.m., for a Further Pre-Trial/ Status, before Judge Jacobson. Further Pre-trial/Status set for 12/16/2011 at 03:00 in courtroom B. RMJ

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