Price teacher charged with forcible sexual abuse on student

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jun 02, 2021

PRICE, Utah — A teacher at a Price high school who resigned earlier this year was charged Wednesday with forcible sexual abuse.

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Eric Erastus Snow, 46, was an English teacher at Carbon High School before resigning on April 6. Snow is accused of touching a 15-year-old female student in February.

According to the probable cause statement, Snow hit the student's buttocks with a charger as she leaned over a desk.

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The student told authorities that Snow had been engaging in "grooming behavior," often complimenting her outfits, "playfully touching her with stacks of paper, telling her she must come see him or he would be bored, and running his fingers down and through the length of her hair."

Forcible sexual abuse is a second degree felony in Utah.