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Utah substitute teacher arrested for alleged sex abuse of students

Utah substitute teacher arrested for alleged sex abuse of students (Photo: Davis County Sheriff's Office){ }

(KUTV) A former substitute in the Davis County School District has been arrested and accused of 3 counts of sexual abuse against a child.

Mark Bedel, 62, was a substitute at Wasatch Elementary on September 27 2017, when 2 separate parents contacted the school to report the alleged abuse. Bedel was arrested the next day by Clearfield Police.

The Davis County School District in a written statement told us, "We are shocked by the allegations, are taking this matter very seriously and are cooperating fully with investigators."

Bedel of Kaysville, does not have a criminal record of any kind. He began substitute teaching for the district in March 2016.

Prior to the incident, he did teach at several different Davis Co. Schools.

Anyone who may have further information about the suspect should contact the Clearfield Police Department.


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