CRIME

Grantsville PE teacher accused of sexually abusing student

Jan 14, 2022, 8:20 AM | Updated: 9:44 am
teacher sexual abuse...
A Grantsville PE teacher was booked into jail on charges of sexual abuse of a student. Photo: Grantsville High School

GRANTSVILLE, Utah — A Grantsville physical education and health teacher was booked into jail on suspicion of sexual abuse. A victim alleges Richard Craig Harrison began the abuse while she was a 14-year-old student.

Police arrested Richard Craig Harrison and booked him into Tooele County Jail on Wednesday. The Grantsville High teacher is accused of sexual abuse. He was booked on several counts of forcible sexual assault and one count of object rape. 

A victim reported that she was sexually abused by Harrison during her time as a student at Grantsville High School. She told officials the abuse began when she was 14 and continued when she was 15 from 2017 to 2018. 

The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit details the victim’s recounting of the alleged abuse. On several occasions in the high school’s ice room, storage closet, weight room and portable classroom, the victim reported Harrison touched her inappropriately on her backside and her chest.

After each incident of abuse, Harrison allegedly messaged the victim to check in, instruct her to delete messages, and not tell anyone about the encounters. 

Harrison has not been officially charged. After being read his Miranda Rights, Harrison did admit to one incident of inappropriate touching in the weight room and mentioned vaguely remembering another incident. 

Other stories:

Today’s Top Stories

Crime

Granger High School homemade explosives...
Chandler Holt

West Valley City shooting leaves child in critical condition

Police received reports of of shots fired at around 10 p.m. at 3100 South 4800 West in West Valley City. 
11 hours ago
Police file charges against a man, who they said threatened a school....
Adam Small

UPDATE: Provo Police file charges against a man who allegedly threatened a school

PROVO, Utah — Investigators have filed charges against a Provo man accused of threatening Timpanogos Elementary School. Charging documents said Robert Prina, 46, faces a felony charge of threatening terrorism, as well as misdemeanor counts of threatening a school and assaulting a peace officer. Provo Police Captain Brian Taylor said officers responded to call from […]
1 day ago
Two teens are dead early Saturday morning from a fatal accident. Photo courtesy of North Ogden poli...
Mark Jackson

Two teens dead in North Ogden crash after police pursuit

Two teens are dead following an overnight crash in North Ogden that began with an attempted traffic stop in the 700 block of 3100 North.  North Ogden Police Sgt. Child tells KSL Newsradio the car they attempted to stop took off westbound on 3100 North, speeding away from officers.
1 day ago
Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill speaking behind a podium...
DEVIN OLDROYD and CHANDLER HOLT

Salt Lake County DA says 3 officers were legally justified in using deadly force

Salt Lake County DA Slim Gill said Friday in a press conference that three police officers involved in different shootings were legally justified in using deadly force.
2 days ago
A pleasant grove police car...
Samantha Herrera and Mark Jackson

Suspect in death of Pleasant Grove woman identified as her biological son

Pleasant Grove Police Department took a 21-year-old man into custody on Friday morning after finding his mother shot dead.
2 days ago
Springville Police announced Thursday 17-year-old Lily Conroy is on life-support following a shooti...
Mark Jones

Springville shooting: Suspect identified, teenage girl on life support, police say

Police in Springville say they don’t expect a teenage girl, Lily Conroy, who was shot Wednesday afternoon in a suspected murder-suicide, to survive.
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: Key Information Before the Filing Deadline

Businesses can receive a credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $21,000 per employee in 2021.
Grantsville PE teacher accused of sexually abusing student