St. George man accused of sexual abuse of three teens

Posted at 5:48 PM, Aug 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-03 19:48:37-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah – A staffer at a St. George school for troubled youth is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing three male students.

27-year-old Diarra Niccole Fields was charged Friday with first-degree felony sodomy on a child, first-degree felony forcible sodomy, first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse.

According to a probable cause statement, a 16-year-old boy who was attending Red Rock Canyon School told his mother that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with Fields. During an interview with police, the boy said he knew of another 16-year-old boy involved with Fields.

That second 16-year-old boy confirmed the inappropriate behavior and told police about a third boy, this time 13 years old, who had a similar experience. The 13-year-old boy confirmed those claims.

Fields denied the boys’ allegations and told police he was never left alone with the boys and had never had inappropriate contact with them.