Former Riverton High School teacher charged with rape sentenced

Posted at 11:42 AM, Apr 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-08 13:42:43-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- A former teacher who plead guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was sentenced Tuesday.

Courtney Jarrell faced up to three years behind bars, but was instead sentenced to probation, community service and a fine.

Jarrell taught math and coached a basketball team at Riverton High School before she was charged. Since then, she has admitted guilt and surrendered her Utah teaching license.

The victim in the case did not attend Tuesday's sentencing, but did send a letter to the judge asking that Jarrell not be sent to prison.

Jarrell will now serve 18 months supervised probation and perform 100 hours of community service.