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Ex-Layton teacher accused of sex with student

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23 2013 3:54 p.m. MST

LAYTON — A former Northridge High School teacher was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student nearly 10 years ago.

Chaarie Jaramillo, 35, was arrested by Layton police for investigation of three counts of rape and three counts of forcible sexual abuse. Jaramillo, who has taught social studies at Granger High School for the past year and a half, was arrested Tuesday at the school, 3690 S. 3600 West. Granite School District officials said Jaramillo was placed on administrative leave.

The arrest capped off a nearly yearlong investigation against the woman that began in February of 2012. That's when the victim, now 26, decided he wanted to talk about what had happened, according to Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton. He did not know what prompted the man to step forward.

The victim allegedly had sexual relations with the teacher from 2003 to 2004. Horton said the victim was a student at Northridge when Jaramillo was a teacher. The illegal activity was believed to have happened at a couple of locations, including in Clinton and Layton. Horton said he did not know why the relationship ended.

There was no evidence that sexual contact happened in the school, he said.

Jaramillo was hired by the Davis School District in 2001 as a teacher at Layton High School. She left at the end of the school year and began working at Northridge in the fall of 2001 where she remained until leaving in 2010. She taught psychology and sociology at Northridge, according to the district.

Horton said investigators are trying to determine if there were any other victims. Granite District spokesman Ben Horsley said investigators did not believe there were any victims at Granger. However, he encouraged anyone who may have been a victim or anyone who has information about Jaramillo to call Layton police at 801-497-8300.

Likewise, Davis spokesman Chris Williams said the school district was ready to cooperate in any way they can with police. The difficulty was that the alleged incident happened many years ago, so there wasn't any kind of note they could send home to parents, he said.

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