Aurora woman charged with sexual misconduct to be in court on Thursday
By Steve Lord email@example.com October 8, 2013 4:40PM
Alexa Rubin / photo from Kane County Sheriff's office
Updated: November 10, 2013 6:34AM
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP — An Aurora woman who allegedly had sexual encounters with a male in custody at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles will be in court here Thursday.
Alexa Rubin, 25, was indicted about two weeks ago on four counts of custodial sexual misconduct in connection with acts that allegedly took place in February and April, as well as October 2012.
Rubin surrendered at the Kane County Jail on Sept. 26 and was released after posting the required bond on her $25,000 bail, officials said.
She faces a status hearing at 9 a.m. Thursday in Room 305.
According to the indictments, Rubin had sex with, and performed a sex act on, the male on Feb. 14. They also had sex in April and she performed a sex act on him last year.
The male was 17 years old. One source said the incidents did not all take place at the IYC grounds.
Prosecutors said the Illinois Department of Corrections investigated claims against Rubin and brought its finding to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Rubin worked for Wells Center, a non-profit substance abuse counseling agency established in 1968 and based in downstate Illinois. The company has a treatment facility in Jacksonville, an outpatient facility in Havana and a satellite office in Jerseyville.
A spokesman for the Department of Juvenile Justice, a part of the Department of Corrections, said Wells Center competitively bid and was awarded the contract to handle the substance abuse counseling in the department’s juvenile facilities.
“(They) specialize in working with adolescents with substance abuse issues and they do a lot of work in correctional settings for adults as well,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said not only does the company do background checks for employees, everybody who works in state corrections gets a background check by the Illinois State Police. “The Wells Center has been used for a while,” the spokesman said.
Rubin worked for Wells Center for more than two years, and resigned in June.
The Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, which has been open since 1904, houses an average of 328 male juveniles and processes the “majority” of all males put into the Department of Juvenile Justice’s custody, according to its website.