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Former Utah junior high teacher arrested for rape of 15-year-old student

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 15:00:32-04

OGDEN, Utah – A former junior high teacher has been arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

Ogden Police said Justin James Davenport is facing charges for rape, forcible sodomy and sexual abuse.

Officers said Davenport had a sexual relationship with the underage female student from Jan. 2013 to Nov. 2014 while he was a teacher at Highland Junior High.

According to the Ogden School District, Davenport was employed as a geography and history teacher from August 2012 to March 2013.

At that time he was placed on administrative leave and never returned to the classroom.

He has not been with the district since May 24, 2013.