(PEORIA, IL) Friday, February 17, 2023, Peoria Police responded to the 500 block of W. Lake on a report of an inappropriate relationship between an adult female and a complainant’s 14-year-old son.
During the course of the investigation Peoria detectives found conclusive evidence that an inappropriate relationship occurred between the juvenile and the adult female,
identified as 20-year-old Sentiryia A. Haywood, a Peoria Public School employee.
Evidence collected by Peoria police during the investigation was shared with PPS Administrators who immediately relieved Haywood of her duties and began their own internal investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Peoria Public School Administrators terminated Haywood on Wednesday February 22, 2023.
On Thursday, March 2, 2023, Haywood was located and transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes. Haywood was subsequently arrested for Child Pornography, Criminal Sexual Assault, Harmful Material, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
Haywood was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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