ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago elementary school teacher has been found guilty of failing to report suspected child abuse.

The Kane County State's Attorney says a jury this week convicted 43-year-old Elizabeth Aguilar of Aurora of the misdemeanor.

The Associated Press sent an email Thursday seeking comment from her defense lawyer.

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During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that the teacher at Bardwell Elementary School in Aurora had reasonable cause in her capacity as a teacher in March 2018 to believe a child in her class had been abused and failed to report the abuse to the state's Department of Children and Family Services as teachers are required to do in Illinois.

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The school district says Aguilar was fired this month. She faces up to 364 days in jail when sentenced Nov. 13.

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