Kaysville man accused of molesting children at a Clearfield elementary school

Friday , November 03, 2017 - 6:57 PM4 comments

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

FARMINGTON — A Kaysville man has been accused of sexually abusing children while he was working as a substitute teacher at a Clearfield elementary school. 

Mark Glenton Bedel, 62, was formally charged Monday with eight counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.

Bedel was a substitute teacher at Wasatch Elementary School in Clearfield, which is where he came into contact with the victims, according to a probable cause statement. 

Charging documents say Bedel allegedly touched six boys between the ages of seven and nine while he was substitute teaching at the school. 

Documents say the man that children called “Mr. Mark” inappropriately touched the six boys within the same time period of the same day in September. 

One child told police that Bedel put his hand down the child’s pants and touched his genitals. The child told him to stop, and he did not, documents say. 

In a second incident on the same day, Bedel allegedly touched the same boy’s genitals again and told the child he was his favorite. 

Bedel was held in Davis County Jail on a $50,000 bail, according to court records. Bedel posted bail and was released from custody Thursday. 

Bedel’s initial appearance in court is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 6 in Farmington. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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