CRIME

Magna school teacher arrested for sexual abuse charges

Sep 24, 2022, 8:00 PM | Updated: Sep 26, 2022, 12:42 pm
Dale Anderson, an first grade school teacher, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated sexual abuse....
Dale Anderson, an first grade school teacher, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated sexual abuse. (Granite School District)
(Granite School District)

MAGNA, Utah — A first-grade teacher is facing four felony charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

According to arrest documents, Dale Andreason, 70, was reported by the victim’s mother for inappropriately touching the female minor during a Super Bowl party on Feb. 13.

The victim’s mother also stated she was a victim of sexual assault from Andreason when she was a minor, along with two other family members.

According to documents, the victim’s mother claims that Andreason admitted to another family member that he sexually assaulted her and “had fantasies about children he teaches but has not acted on them.”

Police interviewed other family members and found possible more victims within the victim’s family, but none were students of Andreason.

In the documents, police mention that Andreason also volunteers at a church where he supervises teachers who work with 11 and 12-year-old children.

Elk Run Elementary confirmed that Anderson works for them as a first-grade teacher and provided this statement:

We were recently notified and wanted to alert you regarding some disturbing information from the West Valley Police  Department, wherein our 1st grade teacher, Mr. Andreason was arrested this morning on some very serious charges involving inappropriate contact with a minor. We are still gathering information on this matter, but we were notified several days ago that an investigation was ensuing and he was placed on leave at that time. It is believed that the suspected illegal behavior is limited to family members.

Student safety is our primary concern and we take these charges very seriously. We have received no indication from WVCPD that our students were involved. However, if you have further information or concerns, we encourage you to contact the WVCPD. They can be reached at 801-963-3300.

We thank you for your patience and support  as we work through this issue.

 

 

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Crime

Some residents of an Orem student apartment complex ran for their lives after shots were fired on t...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Man accused of shooting at Orem apartment complex surrenders

A Utah man accused of shooting people at an Orem apartment complex in a confrontation caught on video has surrendered to police.
15 hours ago
(Karah Brackin/KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin

U of U working to get victims help after two cameras found in Student Life Center

The University of Utah and its department of public safety said Thursday they are focusing on victims and getting them the help they need to move forward after two cameras were found in the Student Life Center.
15 hours ago
(FILE) Salt Lake City Police car responding to a scene....
Madison Swenson

Police: Man arrested for burglarizing two SLC businesses

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after police say he burglarized two businesses in downtown Salt Lake City, including an office space belonging to the Utah Attorney General's Office.
15 hours ago
[FILE] Jail Handcuffs (KSL-TV)...
Michael Houck

Utah man pleads guilty to child pornography charges in Virginia

A Cedar City man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges after sending explicit videos to an undercover FBI agent in Virginia.
2 days ago
...
HUGO RIKARD-BELL, KSL NewsRadio

Former American Fork soccer coach arrested on charges of child sexual abuse

A 47-year-old former soccer coach in American Fork is in jail and facing multiple counts of felony sexual abuse of a child.
2 days ago
Kevin Johnson is shown at the Clayton Courthouse Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Clayton, Mo....
Dakin Andone, CNN

Man who murdered police officer in 2005 has been executed in Missouri

Kevin Johnson -- a death row inmate who was convicted in the 2005 murder of a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer but claimed racial bias in his prosecution -- was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 reasons you may want to consider apartment life over owning a home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Take this quiz before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t let a ransomware attack get you down | Protect your workplace today with cyber insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Portrait of smiling practitioner with multi-ethnic senior people...
Summit Vista

How retirement communities help with healthy aging

There are many benefits that retirement communities contribute to healthy aging. Learn more about how it can enhance your life, or the life of your loved ones.
Magna school teacher arrested for sexual abuse charges