OGDEN — An Ogden elementary school teacher has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused three children.
Scott Ray McMurray, 58, was taken into custody Monday night on suspicion of 11 counts of forcible sexual abuse of a child and one count of sodomy on a child, said Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lowther.
Lowther declined to say if the victims are male or female or provide their ages.
McMurray was a sixth-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School. The victims are not students of McMurray, said Lowther.
Deputies received a complaint Monday about McMurray, and detectives initiated an investigation and found probable cause to arrest him, Lowther said. It hasn’t been determined by investigators if there may be more victims.
"We’re still doing an investigation and still doing interviews," Lowther said.
Ogden School District spokeswoman Donna Corby made a brief statement Tuesday to the Standard-Examiner regarding McMurray’s arrest.
"The Ogden School District became aware of Mr. Scott McMurray’s arrest on Jan. 15, 2013, at 8 a.m. and immediate action was taken," she said. "He has been employed by the Ogden School District for 16 years and was a sixth-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School. He is currently on administrative leave."
Any one with information about the case is asked to call detectives at 801-778-6600.