Utah elementary school teacher arrested on child sex abuse charges3 min read
MAGNA, Utah — A Utah elementary faculty teacher who also teaches youth in his church was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing multiple kids.
Dale L. Andreason, 70, faces 4 initially-degree felony fees of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
The victims of Andreason’s alleged abuse have been not his students — on the other hand, an individual who is aware him reported Andreason admitted to acquiring “fantasies about young children he teaches but has not acted on them,” in accordance to the law enforcement report.
Andreason is a initial-quality trainer at Elk Run Elementary in Magna. A spokesperson for the Granite School District explained he was placed on leave on Sep. 16, quite a few days in advance of his arrest when they were being knowledgeable about the investigation and the “disturbing information and facts.”
There was “no indicator” that Andreason experienced abused any college students, the district said in an e mail to the people of Elk Run pupils. However, everyone with details or fears was suggested to contact West Valley Metropolis Police at 801-963-3300.
Arresting paperwork also point out that Andreason volunteers to educate 11- and 12-year-olds at a church. They did not say whether he still holds that situation, nor what church he attends.
The investigation into Andreason’s alleged abuse began when law enforcement acquired a report that he was viewed touching a lady (whose age was not specified) inappropriately. This happened before this calendar year at a bash at a residence in West Valley Town, in accordance to court docket paperwork.
The female who submitted the report also claimed Andreason experienced touched her inappropriately about 15 many years in the past when she was a teenager.
In the course of the investigation, police claimed they also acquired of three supplemental victims. Just one mentioned Andreason touched her inappropriately when she was as younger as four a long time old. Yet another verified that she was a “sufferer of the suspect but could not provide specifics at this time,” and police claimed the other “was not keen to come forward all through this investigation.”
Andreason was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and was requested to be held without bail.
The whole e mail sent to parents and guardians of Elk Operate Elementary College learners can be examine under:
“Expensive Elk Operate Mom and dad and People,
“We were being lately notified and wished to notify you concerning some disturbing details from the West Valley Police Office, whereby our 1st grade teacher, Mr. Andreason was arrested this early morning on some pretty critical fees involving inappropriate contact with a insignificant. We are nonetheless accumulating details on this subject, but we ended up notified numerous days in the past that an investigation was ensuing and he was put on depart at that time. It is thought that the suspected illegal actions is minimal to family members members.
“University student protection is our main concern and we get these expenses incredibly seriously. We have gained no indicator from WVCPD that our students were associated. Nonetheless, if you have further more details or problems, we persuade you to make contact with the WVCPD. They can be arrived at at 801-963-3300.
“We thank you for your endurance and assist as we perform by this issue.”
Methods for sexual assault victims:
- Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault hotline: 801-736-4356
- Much more assets readily available on the web at ucasa.org/means