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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:35 AM

Courtney Jarrell Former Teacher, Coach In Riverton, UT Charged With Raping Female Student

Source: WFMY News

Riverton, UT-- A former teacher and basketball coach at a high school in Riverton, UT is facing rape charges involving a female student.

According to police, Courtney Louise Jarrell, 22, a former math teacher and sophomore girls' basketball coach at Riverton High School in Utah, has been accused of raping a student.

KLS-TV is reporting that Jarrell, 22 was charged Friday, April 19 in third District Court with Rape and Forcible Sexual Abuse.

Jordan School District spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf tells KSL-TV that Jarrell resigned from the school Friday, which is the same day she was officially charged.


Read more: http://www.digtriad.com/news/national/article/281787/175/Former-Teacher-Coach-Charged-With-Raping-Student

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Reply Courtney Jarrell Former Teacher, Coach In Riverton, UT Charged With Raping Female Student (Original post)
Pterodactyl Apr 2013 OP
dballance Apr 2013 #1
hughee99 Apr 2013 #2
Pterodactyl Apr 2013 #4
Nine Apr 2013 #17
Pterodactyl Apr 2013 #19
Nine Apr 2013 #21
Pterodactyl Apr 2013 #23
Nine Apr 2013 #10
hughee99 Apr 2013 #11
Nine Apr 2013 #15
snooper2 Apr 2013 #25
Sheldon Cooper Apr 2013 #16
hughee99 Apr 2013 #18
Sheldon Cooper Apr 2013 #24
Laelth Apr 2013 #26
Dreamer Tatum Apr 2013 #31
IrishAyes Apr 2013 #3
actslikeacarrot Apr 2013 #5
IrishAyes Apr 2013 #6
Laelth Apr 2013 #27
Ash_F Apr 2013 #7
Seeking Serenity Apr 2013 #8
Ash_F Apr 2013 #9
Sen. Walter Sobchak Apr 2013 #12
tabasco Apr 2013 #13
marshall Apr 2013 #14
Psephos Apr 2013 #20
AngryAmish Apr 2013 #22
Pterodactyl Apr 2013 #32
politicat Apr 2013 #28
bushisanidiot Apr 2013 #29
politicat Apr 2013 #30

Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:36 PM

1. Queue the RW Noise Machine Complaints that Gays Should Not be Allowed to Teach

 

in 5...4...3...2...1

Though I'm sure we can find many cases of heterosexual rape and sexual assault in schools.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 06:42 PM

2. This is kind of odd. Normally, threads about rape get many responses.

Usually dozens and dozens of responses often rehashing the same arguments over and over. This one has almost none. I wonder why that is?

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:51 PM

4. Probably because the accused is a teacher.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 03:12 PM

17. Preposterous and offensive

DUers don't care about rape if the perpetrator is a teacher? You should be ashamed of yourself for making such an outlandish suggestion. I assume that you, like hughee99, are equating reply count with level of outrage?

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Response to Nine (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 10:19 PM

19. Everyone should be outraged by it.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 12:33 AM

21. What makes you think anyone *isn't* outraged by it? (nt)

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Response to Nine (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:24 AM

23. Of course not. Every one who knows about it would be shocked.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:08 AM

10. Sounds like you have a theory.

Why don't you come out and say what you want to say?

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Response to Nine (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:36 PM

11. Several theories...

While it could have just been an incredibly busy news day and people's attention was focused elsewhere, I think the fact that no male is involved in this story is a significant factor in why there were so few responses.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 09:03 AM

15. What do you want people to say?

I think we all agree that rape is bad. There's not a lot of information in the article and not much to discuss. You seem to equate number of responses with some unrelated measure, like how wrong people think this is or how outraged they are about it.

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Response to Nine (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 11:38 AM

25. Seven?

 

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 09:18 AM

16. So, you have a sad because the feminists aren't in here, condemning the suspect?

Did I get that right?

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 04:49 PM

18. Not really,

I just find it interesting. I think the stories people choose to post on and those they don't can tell you something about a person.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 11:08 AM

24. And I think that the things people choose to mention tell alot about them as well.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 05:08 PM

26. Spot on, hughee99. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:42 AM

31. We both know exactly why that is. nt

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 06:56 PM

3. If the teacher's guilty

We still need to remember that by far the most rapes are committed by heterosexual men. Same goes for pedophiles.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:56 PM

5. I'm sure the victim...

...will be relieved to hear that.

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Response to actslikeacarrot (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:02 PM

6. Don't chastise me or put words in my mouth

Just because I broadened the scope a little. You know damned well I was not dismissing that victim or any other. Does it make you feel better to accuse me w/o cause? I DON'T have a lick of sympathy for you.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 05:09 PM

27. Quite. And most of the victims are men ... in prison.

Very few people seem to care about that.

-Laelth

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:10 AM

7. Accused is 22. Victim is 17

Would be legal in most States...but not Utah.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:30 AM

8. Or in Arkansas

No sexual relations between teachers or students, period, irrespective of the ages.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:00 AM

9. It's 16 in Arkansas

According to this site; not sure how credible.

http://www.webistry.net/jan/consent.html

Unless there is a specific law relating to student/teacher relationships. But illegal or not, it's never appropriate.

Edit - Found this article. I guess this is what you were referring to?

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/04/02/arkansas-court-says-teacher-student-relationships-ok-after-18/

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:13 PM

12. She wasn't charged with statutory rape, and in Utah it wouldn't be.

 

She was charged with "Rape and Forcible Sexual Abuse"

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:29 PM

13. Forcible rape is legal in most states?

 

I didn't know that.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 08:27 AM

14. It's forcible rape, not statutory

Presumably that would be illegal in all states, regardless of age.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 12:13 AM

20. It's not about Boy Scouts or priests, so who cares? n/t

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:22 AM

22. There has to be something systematically wrong with education that allows this

 

You hear many stories every month about this sort of teacher/student sexual contact with and without force.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:16 PM

32. There should be a better screening process to weed out the predators.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:15 PM

28. Wait for trial, and hope her attorney requests a change of venue to another state.

Riverton is halfway between SLC (which is pretty liberal, even for Utah) and Provo (which is pretty conservative, even for Utah.) Ms. Jarrell is probably a first year teacher (given her age). Jordan School District's board members all have traditionally Mormon last names, which is somewhat like saying that Smith is a common English name or there are a lot of Ivanovs in Moscow. (It doesn't mean anything, but it's not surprising.)

I grew up in a Mormon dominated town with a school board that was identical to the local LDS stake council. My HS band teacher my junior year was a first year teacher who was unmarried and had no idea what she was getting into by moving there. My teacher was awesome, but she was an outsider and didn't defer to the power structure. There were a lot of rumors about her, and an accusation of misconduct that was proved untrue but the accuser stuck to like a burr in wool.

My teacher's (criminal) saving grace was that she was working with four of us after hours on an ensemble piece when the accuser said my teacher was groping her. We students came to her defense, which probably saved my teacher's teaching license and let her go to another district.

The rumors and the accusation originated with the daughter of one of the school board/stake council members. The next year, the job went to that man's nephew (who, two years later, married one of his students (and they had their first kid 7 months later) , but was not disciplined because Mormon and did it in the "right" order.)

Could the accuser have been wrong about the time? Yes, though it wouldn't have been easy. (My teacher was incredibly enthusiastic about getting as many of us to State as she could.) Likely? Well... The accuser was known to start rumors against anyone she didn't like, and to make accusations of all sorts of nefariousness.

That experience makes me very skeptical of any accusation -- we who are not in the community can't know what is going on at the street level.

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Response to politicat (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 09:53 AM

29. I was a mormon living in Utah in the 70's and my first thought went to

someone homophobic trying to set up a gay teacher to be fired. I have no doubt that lots of
gay teachers have been fired in Utah based on rumors that they are gay or accusations of
misconduct from kids raised in very mormon and very homophobic homes.

As a kid in the 70's I was bullied mercilessly by the mormon kids who assumed I was gay.
I didn't even know what "gay" meant at that time. It was 6th and 7th grade. The worst
bullies were the bishops kids. I skipped so much school to avoid them that I nearly failed
the 6th grade. Then I got put in slow classes in 7th grade because they assumed I wasn't
intelligent. Anyway, Utah was the NIGHTMARE of my life.

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Response to bushisanidiot (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:31 AM

30. Glad you got out.

I was never LDS, but my step-mother, step-siblings and two of my sisters are. (Steps are BIC, sibs are converts.) My BFFs in HS were the gay sons of Bishops. The late 80's weren't much better in terms of tolerance. Most people just don't get how soul-searingly brutal being an Other in an LDS community is. I used to think it would be much, much easier if the community would just shun instead of the alternating bullying and love-bombing.

I, too, noticed that Bishops' and Stake Prez's kids were likely to cause trouble -- the boys physically bullied, the girls psychologically bullied. I know part of it was the power trip , but I've often wondered if it didn't have as much to do with attention, or lack thereof. The Bishopric is a demanding, almost full-time job for men who already have at least one full-time job (and more often than not, in the small town in which I lived, were the owner-operator of their business) and usually had large families. For their children, what attention they had been getting before Father got tapped usually vanished. Kids act out, and they live what they know. There's a level of institutional bullying that is not only accepted but part of the doctrine of the LDS church, and it is remarkably consistent over the generations.

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