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Apr 23, 2013 10:46 PM by CBS News - Crimesider Staff

Courtney Jarrell, Utah high school teacher, charged with raping student

RIVERTON, Utah - Courtney Louise Jarrell, a former math teacher and sophomore girls' basketball coach at Riverton High School in Utah, has been accused of raping a student.

Jarrell, 22, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with rape and forcible sexual abuse.

Jordan School District spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf tells KSL-TV that Jarrell resigned from the school Friday. School officials had placed her on administrative leave a month ago when the allegations first arose.

Court documents show that in February and March, Jarrell allegedly had illegal sexual activity with a 17-year-old girl who attends the school. Prosecutors say the activity happened at Jarrell's house.

Jarrell had been teaching in the Jordan District for eight months. She now faces five years to life in prison.

Jarrell is scheduled to appear in court on May 16.


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