A former part-time teacher will spend at least the next three years behind bars for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl in 2016, and may face the potential of life behind bars. Douglas B. Tate, 70, of Kaysville, had been a part-time chemistry teacher at Viewmont High School since 2008, but resigned from his position on Nov. 30 after allegations had begun to surface. Tate accepted a plea deal and has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted forcible sodomy and attempted object rape, both first-degree felonies. He has also accepted the charge of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. In exchange six other charges against him were dropped.
Police say the victim told them that she had been abused between July 22 and Aug. 1 in both Farmington and Layton. The girl was not a student of Tate's and after investigating the matter thoroughly no evidence has emerged to indicate any student from Viewmont or the district was abused by Tate.
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