An employee of Provo Canyon School has been charged with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student, a third-degree felony.
Provo Police filed charges against James Lester Hardy, 30, Salt Lake City, Tuesday in the 4th Circuit Court in Provo. The county attorney's office is prosecuting the case. A date has not been set for Hardy's first court appearance.Robert Harrison, school administrator, acknowledged in September that Hardy was suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation. Hardy worked at the school for one year.
Gary Barton, acting administrator, said Wednesday that Hardy "will remain (suspended) until there is some final outcome."
Hardy is charged in four incidents at the school, a residential treatment program for adolescents with behavioral and substance abuse problems.
The girl has since been moved to a treatment program in Portland, Ore.