Teacher’s aide got her high school students drunk, encouraged them to do each other at her home


A teacher’s aide in Utah was arrested on child abuse charges after she reportedly allowed students to come to her home, drink alcohol and have sexual relations.

Ashley Ann Morgan, of Park City, was booked into the Summit County Jail on Tuesday. She was charged with child abuse, witness tampering and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Morgan, who used to work with the Division of Child and Family Services, was working as a Wasatch School District employee when she lured teenagers to her home and allowed them to partake in alcohol consumption and sexual activity.

A 17-year-old girl told law enforcement that Morgan invited her and two male students to her home, provided them booze and encouraged the girl to hook up with one of the lads.

Morgan used her former position at DCFS to blackmail the girl, telling her that if she revealed any information of the even to the authorities, she would reveal personal information about the girl that was obtained during her time with the agency.

Wasatch School District told the Deseret News that Morgan has been with the district for less than a year, and noted that Morgan has been placed on administrative leave.

“The district can confirm the employee, who was hired at the beginning of this year, passed the extensive background check standard for all new employees. As this is an ongoing investigation, the district cannot make any further comments. Any parents with specific concerns about this case should contact their principal or law enforcement,” the statement said.

Morgan bailed out of jail by Tuesday afternoon, shortly after her arrest.

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