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Middle school worker admits to sexually abusing teen

Published July 9, 2013 8:11 pm

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A Sandy middle school cafeteria worker pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy.

Jamie Lynn Greenwood, 44, pleaded guilty to two second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse and two third-degree felony counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor on accusations that she demanded sex acts from her son's friend and classmate in 2010 in return for gifts, such as an iPod, cologne and money. Police said she also made threats to tell people at school or leave the boy in an unfamiliar neighborhood when he tried to stop or avoid the abuse.

Greenwood was a cafeteria worker at Eastmont Middle School for four years until she resigned because of the allegations. She had claimed the relationship was consensual and that the boy "threatened and intimidated" her into having sex.

The guilty plea reflects a reduction of charges of first-degree felony rape and forcible sodomy.

A sentencing hearing for Greenwood has been set for Aug. 23.