Spanish Fork High School counselor accused of inappropriately touching student

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SPANISH FORK (News4Utah)- A Spanish Fork High School employee is behind bars, facing charges of forcible sexual abuse.

Dylan Dewey, 34, turned himself in to the Mapleton Police Department Wednesday.

According to the police report, Dewey is a counselor, coach and Driver’s Ed teacher at the school. He is accused of kissing and inappropriately touching a student under the age of 18.

The police report describes several times within the last month that the alleged victim and Dewey were in contact. In one instance the police report stated the alleged victim brought Dewey coffee in his office at the school. Once other students left, the victim told police Dewey “walked over to her and kissed her.”

In another instance the victim told police Dewey picked her up from Orem and took her to “make out point” in Mapleton. During that alleged incident the victim said Dewey kissed and inappropriately touched her.

“On the way home Dewey told her, ‘you really can’t get me fired…I don’t want to lose my job’,” the police report states.

After the victim came forward, the police report states they made contact with Dewey. 

“Dewey admitted to kissing [the victim] in his office but stated it was [her] that kissed him,” the police report states.  During the alleged “make out point”  incident Dewey told police it was the victim that started kissing him, according to arresting documents.

“Dewey said he did not stop this action as quick as he should have and said they kissed for one to two minutes,” the police report states. He denied all other allegations.  

He is facing a charge of forcible sexual abuse. Nebo School District officials say Dewey has been placed on administrative leave.

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