Duchesne County School District suspended one of its high school teachers after prosecutors accused him of sexual abuse.
Shawn V. Mitchell, 41, was charged with forcible sexual abuse on Wednesday in 8th District Court. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.
Mitchell teaches art and coaches baseball at Union High School in Roosevelt, and has been employed at the school district since 2001, said Bruce Guymon, director of student services for the district. Mitchell has been suspended in light of the allegations, though administrators have not decided yet whether his suspension will include pay, Guymon said.