Courtney L. Jarrell, Credit: KSL TV
Riverton, UT-- A former teacher and basketball coach at a high school in Riverton, UT is facing rape charges involving a female student.
According to police, Courtney Louise Jarrell, 22, a former math teacher and sophomore girls' basketball coach at Riverton High School in Utah, has been accused of raping a student.
KLS-TV is reporting that Jarrell, 22 was charged Friday, April 19 in third District Court with Rape and Forcible Sexual Abuse.
Jordan School District spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf tells KSL-TV that Jarrell resigned from the school Friday, which is the same day she was officially charged.
School officials had placed her on administrative leave a month ago when the allegations first arose.
Court documents obtained by KLS-TV state that in February and March, Jarrell allegedly had illegal sexual activity with a 17-year-old girl who attends the school. Prosecutors allege the activity happened at Jarrell's house.
Jarrell had been teaching in the Jordan District for eight months. If convicted she faces five years to life in prison. Jarrell is scheduled to appear in court on May 16.