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Former Provo High School teacher sentenced for sexually abusing student

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 18:39:28-04

PROVO, Utah – A man was sentenced for sexually abusing a student while he was a teacher at Provo High School.

Donald Nelson Bills was sentenced to three years to life in prison on Monday.

In July, Donald Nelson Bills pleaded guilty to the following charges: attempted forcible sodomy, attempted object rape, forcible sexual abuse as a second-degree felony, tampering with a witness as a third-degree felony, and obstructing justice as a second-degree felony.

Bills was arrested in January of 2014 after the principal at Provo High School, where Nelson taught several medical science classes, received a tip about the activity.