Officials in Davis County accuse a 34-year-old woman of having an unlawful relationship with a 17-year-old male. Authorities claim that the teen notified authorities that he had had sex with the woman, who is a Davis High School teacher, on several occasions in 2012 and 2013. Police believe that the encounters occurred primarily at the woman’s South Weber, Utah, home. However, the teen says that the two had relations at least once in Kaysville and another time in an unidentified park.
Authorities say that the woman had been teaching English at Sunset Junior High in January 2012 when the relationship with the teen began. She was hired to teach at Davis High in August 2012. The teen says that the encounters with the woman began in January 2012, according to authorities. Officials say that at least one unlawful sexual encounter occurred when the woman was the teen’s teacher.
Officials say that the teen provided a description of tattoos that adorn the teacher. The locations of the alleged tattoos have not been provided in a story carried by Deseret News. The teen also described the layout of the teacher’s home, according to police.
The teacher is facing two counts unlawful sexual activity with a minor. That is generally a third-degree felony offense in Utah.
A felony sex crime charge can bring significant consequences if the person accused is convicted of the offense. In addition to the direct consequences that can be imposed in the criminal case, a sex crime conviction can carry a grave stigma in social and professional circles. Defending against allegations is an important right.
Source: Deseret News, “Davis High teacher arrested in sex with student case,” Pat Reavy, Oct. 29, 2013