Utah high school teacher charged in student rape

Published April 23, 2013

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A former Utah high school math teacher was arrested Friday on charges of raping a 17-year-old female student, Fox13Now.com reports.

Courtney Jarrell, 22, who also coached the Riverton High School girls' basketball team, resigned shortly after she was charged by prosecutors.

Jarrell appeared to be well-liked at the school. She now, however, faces two felony charges of object rape and forcible sexual abuse for a non-consensual sexual encounter that allegedly occurred at the teacher's residence.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said, "they allege contact between January and March of 2013, within that three-month period."

The Jordan School District says no other students have made complaints, and when they learned of the allegation a month ago, the district immediately put Jarrell on administrative leave.

Jarrell was bailed out of jail. FOX 13 tried contacting her for comment at her apartment, only to find an eviction notice. The station reported that it is also still awaiting response from her lawyer.

"She was really nice what I saw of her; I would’ve never expected this to happen," Riverton student Taylor Nielson told the station.

Jarrell is scheduled to appear in court May 16.

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