Ogden teacher arrested for investigation of sexual abuse of children

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15 2013 6:11 p.m. MST

OGDEN — An Ogden elementary school teacher has been arrested for investigation of sexual abuse of three children.

Scott Ray McMurray, 58, was arrested Monday after police began investigating accusations of the abuse, Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Mark Lowther said. McMurray is being investigated for 11 counts of forcible sexual abuse of a child and one count of sodomy of a child.

McMurray is a sixth-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School, 373 S. 150 West. None of the alleged victims were students at school, Lowther said, and police were continuing interviews about the case Tuesday.

Ogden School District spokeswoman Donna Corby said the district learned of the arrest Tuesday morning and immediately placed McMurray on administrative leave. 

McMurray has been employed by Ogden School District for 16 years, Corby said.

McKenzie Romero

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