Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sexual abuse

Published on October 03, 2017 at 10:56AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah teacher has been sentenced to three years to life in prison for sexually abuse a 16-year-old girl.

70-year-old Douglas B. Tate of Kaysville was working as a part-time chemistry teacher at Viewmont High School when he became involved with the teen.

Farmington police Chief Wayne Hansen says the teen was not a student at the high school and had met Tate through an acquaintance.

Tate was found guilty of one count of attempted forcible sodomy and attempted object rape, and one count of forcible sexual abuse and was sentenced to jail on Monday.

According to charging documents, the crimes took place between Aug. 1 and Sept. 1, 2016.

Tate pleaded guilty to the three charges in March.