Sheriff Mike Kelley would like to announce the arrest of Jack L. Mecher (age 51) of Frankfort. Mecher was charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and one count of grooming. Detectives with the Will County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant, in the amount of $250,000-10% to apply.
On 09/09/2020, Will County Sheriff’s Office Detectives met with the mother of a minor child who wished to report that her daughter was having an inappropriate sexting relationship with her former seventh grade teacher. The mother stated that the teacher was Jack Mecher and he was a teacher at Summit Hill Junior High School.
The mother told detectives, that on 09/06/2020, her daughter disclosed to her that Jack Mecher had been having an inappropriate relationship with her daughter at Summit Hill Junior High School, in Mecher’s classroom. Detectives began to conduct the investigation into the allegations, and a Forensic Interviewer at the Will County Child Advocacy Center later interviewed the minor child.
Meche was taken into custody during the early morning hours of 09/22/2020, prior to Mecher reporting for work as a teacher. Detectives at the Will County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Complex questioned Mecher about the relationship and he made numerous statements to detectives which indicated that the outcry made by the victim was a valid complaint. Jack Mecher is currently being housed at the Will County Adult Detention Facility, pending an initial court appearance.