A former program director for a center for teenagers with sexual behavior problems pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually abusing a 15-year-old client.
Teresa Lee Cope, 34, of Springville, pleaded guilty in 4th District Court to five counts of custodial sexual misconduct with a youth receiving state services. Three of the counts were filed as second-degree felonies, while two are third-degree felonies.
The guilty pleas were the result of a plea agreement, according to court records. She pleaded guilty as charged to the crimes; in exchange prosecutors agreed to file no other charges against her.
Cope faces a maximum of 55 years in prison when she is sentenced on Sept. 10.