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Ex-teacher acquitted of sexually assaulting former student
First Published Aug 07 2014 10:44 pm • Last Updated Aug 07 2014 10:50 pm

A jury on Thursday acquitted a former fifth-grade teacher in the Juab School District of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

Hadley D. Christensen, 39, of Nephi, was charged in January 2013 with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. He was accused of inviting a former student, who he had taught the year before, to his home on Dec. 22, 2012, and sexually assaulting her.

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Christensen, who taught at Red Cliffs Elementary School in Nephi, had worked for the district for 11 years.

The jury acquitted Christensen on the fourth day of a trial in 4th District Court.

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