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Warrant issued for VIVA! employee

Boles being charged with failure to report abuse or neglect

Published: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 5:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 12:13 p.m. CDT

DIXON – An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Tim Boles, director of drama at VIVA! Performing Arts School, on a charge of failure to report a sexual abuse at the school.

Dixon Police say that Boles told investigators that this past spring, a now-17-year-old male student told him of the alleged abuse involving VIVA!’s vocal instructor, Robert Campbell, but Boles failed to report it – as mandated reporters are legally required to do.

Boles is being charged with failure to report abuse or neglect, a class A misdemeanor that could result in a fine of $2,500.

Campbell was arrested on Nov. 4 on three counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Dixon Police conducted a short investigation into the allegations made by one of Campbell’s former students in an email sent to Dixon Public Schools Superintendent Michael Juenger, as well as to other district administrators.

Langloss said Boles wasn’t home when police arrived on Friday.

“We left him a message to let him know that he has an arrest warrant and to turn himself in,” Langloss said. “We don’t see him as a flight risk.”

The Dixon school district is no longer working with Campbell or Boles, administrators said. The district is, however, working with three female VIVA! employee, one of whom is involved with a middle school performance Campbell was working on at the time of his arrest. Two others are working with Dixon students on a violin performance.

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