Skip to comments.Provo High teacher accused of sexual abuse headed to trial
Posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:12 AM PDT by Colofornian
PROVO A trial date has been set for a Provo High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old student.
Donald Bills, 54, has been charged with one count of forcible sodomy and three counts of object rape, all first-degree felonies; and two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
During a court hearing Thursday afternoon, a five-day trial was scheduled for December.
Bills was arrested and charged in January after he and the teen were interviewed.
Provo police said in January that someone viewed a text between Bills and the student and reported it to school officials, who contacted police. An investigation followed.
Police records indicate that in an interview with police at his home, Bills admitted to the relationship and told police he had engaged in sexual acts with the student on multiple occasions.
Bills waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the matter in May, choosing to proceed straight to trial.
Bills was initially put on administrative leave from Provo High, but Provo School District spokesman Caleb Price said in May that Bills is no longer with the school district.
Bills will be in court again Sept. 4 for a pretrial conference and will stand trial starting Dec. 1.
What a jerk
Without a doubt, a registered democrat and obama supporter.
Note that identifying the sex of “the student” is avoided. Any bets the victim is a male?
Is highlighting this story an attempt to smear the LDS church because it happens in Provo Utah?
The article doesn’t even identify if the disgusting pervert participates in any religion, let alone an LDS one.
Colofornian you are really a piece of work.
Interesting that he manned up. Yeah I did it, yeah I wave the right to a preliminary hearing. I bet he pleads guilty.
He seems willing to take his lumps. Why I wonder? To protect the kid from having to testify in a trial, or what?
Such nattering is usually an indication of nearly being found out by the object of all that natter.
I wonder what crime against a Mormon or Mormons he committed that they almost found out about?
There is no mention of the LDS church in the story. Is your query that there is a deliberate attempt to smear the LDS actually to rouse the gullible to do just that - to bring out their bigotry and start a verbal fight here at Free Republic?
See post 8.
Will this hit the network “drive-by’s”? No, because it isn’t the Catholic church - it’s another (almost daily) “annoyance” in a government school - “Nothing here to report.”