Sex abuse hearing set for former charter school coach, WSU adjunct prof

Feb 21 2013 - 12:08am

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FARMINGTON -- A special setting preliminary hearing has been set for a former charter school basketball coach and Weber State University adjunct anthropology professor who is charged with sexually abusing a child.

Stephen Paul Niedzwiecki, 33, of Bountiful, appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday. He is charged with eight counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault.

He is free after posting $200,000 bail.

The hearing is set for April 9 in Farmington.

Bountiful police arrested Niedzwiecki on Dec. 4 after the parents of a 16-year-old girl reported he had an inappropriate relationship with the teen.

Niedzwiecki had been a basketball coach and taught at Jefferson Academy in Kaysville, where the girl attended school and played on the basketball team. He also tutored her in the summer of 2011, police said.

At the time of his arrest, Niedzwiecki was teaching at Quest Academy and was also at WSU. He is no longer teaching at either facility, officials said.

 

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