OGDEN -- Police have arrested a former teacher, Liza-Anne Roberts, 26, on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.
The Ogden Police Department said Roberts purchased a phone and gave it to a 14-year-old male student at Mound Fort Junior High School, 1396 Liberty Ave., where she was a teacher.
Officers executed a search warrant and confirmed that partially nude photos were transmitted back and forth between two phones, which were both owned by Roberts.
Ogden School District spokeswoman Donna Corby said the Mound Fort principal received "a concern regarding a teacher" on Oct. 21.
The principal called the school's resource officer, Anthony Powers, and on Oct. 22 the teacher was placed on paid administrative leave. The school district and Ogden police both began to investigate, Corby said.
"The employee was terminated on Oct. 26 and referred to the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission of the State Office of Education to determine whether she will continue to have a teaching license in the state of Utah," Corby said.
The Division of Child and Family Services will assess the student to see if he will need additional help in the future.
Ogden Police Lt. Danielle Croyle praised Powers' work on the case and with the school district.
Police booked Roberts into Weber County Jail on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, and dealing in harmful material to a minor, a third-degree felony.