OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- A former middle school teacher is facing charges after police say he had sexual contact with a student.
Drew Tutt, 28, was a school teacher at Mound Fort Middle School during the time of the investigation.
Police say the case started in Oct. 2016 after an officer saw Tutt in a park with a minor female after hours. “The patrol deputy did not witness any criminal behavior, but felt the situation warranted investigation,” a press release from Weber County Sheriff’s said.
Throughout the investigation police say they discovered Tutt was enticing minors to send nude photos. They say he was also “engaged in sexual contact” with at least two students.
Ogden School District says it became aware of the investigation through communication with law enforcement on October 10 and Tutt’s employment ended that day. The district accepted his resignation and “immediately began cooperating with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.”
The Ogden School District released the following statement about the arrest of Drew Tutt:
“Ogden School District places no priority above the safety and welfare of our students. The District has a zero tolerance policy for any inappropriate relationship between educators and students. Ogden School District will continue to respond swiftly and effectively to ensure the safety and privacy of its students.”
Tutt was arrested and booked into the Weber County Correctional Faculty for Aggravated sexual abuse of a child (1st degree felony), sexual abuse of a minor (3rd degree felony), two counts of enticing a minor (3rd degree felony) and two counts of unlawful detention (Class B Misdemeanor).
Detectives believe there may be other victims. Call the Weber Consolidated Dispatch Center 801-395-8221 to reporter any other incidents.