Former Utah junior high school teacher sent to prison for sexual contact with students

(Courtesy | Weber County Sheriff's Office) Drew Tutt

A former Ogden junior high school teacher has been sentenced to prison for having sexual contact with two girls he met at school.

Drew Daniel Tutt, 29, pleaded guilty in December to two charges of third-degree felony sexual abuse of a minor student. Charges of enticing a minor and unlawful detention of a minor were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

A 2nd District judge last week sentenced Tutt to spend up to five years at the Utah State Prison, according to court officials.

Tutt, who was a teacher at Mound Fort Junior High School in Ogden, admitted in plea agreement documents that he touched the buttocks and breasts of two minor students between May and August 2016.

Tutt resigned from his teaching position several days after an officer found him and a 14-year-old female student in his car at a park after hours in October 2016. Police later found that Tutt also had relationships with a 15-year-old student.

The girls told police that Tutt communicated to them through their phones and social media accounts, and both reported that the teacher had kissed them and removed or moved their clothing while kissing.