LOGAN, Utah (ABC4) – A staff member at a teen treatment center in Logan has been arrested for allegedly abusing a teenage student at the facility.
According to arresting documents, on Jan. 5, the Logan City Police Department was informed by the Logan River Academy of an alleged sexual assault that happened between a staff member and a student at the facility.
The victim of the alleged assault told officers that she was near the residential area of Logan River Academy when the suspect encouraged her to go see her boyfriend and engage in sexual activity.
The suspect then told the victim she would “cover for her,” arresting documents said. The victim then went to visit her boyfriend and kissed him, later returning to the suspect.
A probable cause statement then said that the employee then questioned the victim about what sexual activity went on between the victim and her boyfriend, with the suspect then talking about her own sex life.
The victim told police that the conversation was “all very weird” and that the conversation made her “uncomfortable.”
The suspect then allegedly sexually assaulted the victim, according to arresting documents. The victim told police that another resident was there when the assault occurred.
Arresting documents state that the suspect had previously been written up twice for having “inappropriate relationships with students.”
The employee acknowledged that she and the victim had a conversation about her boyfriend, but denied having any sexual contact with the victim.
Documents show that she participated in a performance review at the Academy in October 2020, and was given “poor scores on areas surrounding relationships and interactions with students.”
Arresting documents indicate that she was fired from Logan River Academy on Jan. 5, after she had “not improved with boundaries and a continues to have instances of inappropriate conversations with students.”
The woman was arrested on one count of forcible sexual abuse.