District Attorney Jeff Terronez
District Attorney Jeff Terronez, a Democrat, prosecuted a United Township High School teacher, Jason Van Houtte, who was having sex with his underage students.
Not long after that, additional charges surfaced that the current District Attorney, Jeff Terronez, (a Democrat) had taken the girl-his star witness- and a friend on trips and allegedly supplied alcohol to the underage pair.
One story has the "trip" as a harmless trip to visit colleges in Iowa City and Springfield.
Supposedly an adult associated with the attractive blonde cheerleader was present and shot film of Mr. Terronez
(who is 40-ish and married) with the girls.
One story alleges that the current charges against Mr. Terronez are simply a vendetta on the part of the underage girl, who really "loved" her former teacher and now wishes to get revenge, with the help of the camera footage shot by her Aunt, vengeance against the prosecuting attorney who put her former teacher love away. (If this is beginning to sound too much like a soap opera, I merely would say that you can't make this stuff up.) All these charges were first aired on WQAD, Channel 8, by Anchor Chris Minor.
I am wondering why a District Attorney of any party would be escorting underaged teen-aged girls who were not his
children on college visits.
It is difficult to wrap one's mind around the adjective "innocent," (as in "innocent trip,"_ vendetta or no vendetta.
If the trip was just a college visit, why was Mr. Terronez
involved at all?
There is an acknowledgement that one case, at least (i.e., Terronez) is "ongoing."
It's been over a year since the fact of Mr. Leibovitz's wrongdoing was first revealed…and many months (6, at least) since Mr. Terronez's
endorsement was removed from the campaign literature of a fellow Democratic candidate for office, due to the potential embarrassment factor.
And, during that time, Mr. Terronez
has still been acting as the District Attorney for Rock Island County, Illinois
, even though one fact that has been admitted by the Illinois State Police is that he
was and is the ongoing subject of a police investigation.
True, the investigation seemed to be about whether or not Mr. Terronez
supplied alcohol to underage girls but is that all that he
might be charged with when the facts hit the fan?
Tags: Auditor in Rockk Island County Illinois to step down, Connie Wilson, election fraud in 1st Ward aldermanic race in 2005, Former Rock Island County Clerk Richard "Dick" Leibovitz, RICO charges of voter fraud by FBI may be pending in Rock Island County, Rock Island District Attorney Jeff Terronez