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Woman accused of sexual misconduct with teen in treatment center appears in court

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Posted at 9:17 PM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 23:17:48-04

Utah COUNTY – A woman who formerly served as the director of an all-male residential treatment center appeared in court Friday; the woman is accused of sexual misconduct with a youth receiving services at the facility.

Teresa Cope, 34, is charged with five counts of sexual misconduct and sexual relations with a youth receiving state services.

The victim is a 15-year-old boy who was at Birdseye Boys Ranch. The facility’s website states it is a residential treatment program for sexual behavioral problems and pornography addiction.

Cope was arrested April 23 after police executed a search warrant at her home.