A former Davis County elementary school teacher has pleaded guilty in 2nd District Court to two counts of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child and faces possible consecutive prison terms of five years to life on each.
Oliver D. Eames, 39, 272 S. 25 West, Farmington, pleaded guilty to the two charges, both reduced from aggravated sexual abuse of a child, in a plea negotiation with the Davis County attorney's office.Eames was a long-time teacher at Farmington Elementary School and private tutor. He resigned from teaching in January after an investigation into the charges began.
He is charged with repeatedly fondling young male students while tutoring them in January, Davis County Attorney Mel Wilson told Judge Rodney S. Page during Eames's arraignment.
Aggravated sexual abuse and attempted aggravated sexual abuse are both first-degree felonies, carrying prison terms of five years to life and a fine of up to $10,000.
But by pleading guilty to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, Eames does not face the minimum mandatory prison sentence of 3, 6 or 9 years that the aggravated sexual abuse charge carries.
Page accepted Eames's plea to the reduced charge and set sentencing for May 3.