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Ex-Greenleaf Friends Academy teacher pleads guilty to felony injury to child charge

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Sexual violence is a social and public health problem in the U.S. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey says nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives.

A former coach and teacher at Greenleaf Friends Academy pleaded guilty Monday to felony injury to child in Canyon County after reaching a plea agreement on accusations of trying to sexually abuse a child.

Authorities arrested Trevor Douty, 29, in September after police received a tip. Douty was initially charged with attempted lewd conduct with a child younger than age 16.

Greenleaf Friends Academy is a private Christian school for students ages pre-K to 12th grade. Douty is not employed there this year.

Academy Superintendent Rod Lowe said Tuesday that Douty was “released from his contractual obligations last fall.”

After a mistrial in May, prosecutors agreed to a deal in which Douty pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of felony injury to child. He remains out of custody on bond.

Douty is set for sentencing at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3. Felony injury to child is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.
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