OGDEN — A former Logan High School teacher, Joseph “Scott” Harris has been ordered to jail after being caught naked in a parked car with a teenage girl. The 58-year-old Nibley man previously pleaded guilty to three amended counts of sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor.
Court records show Harris was sentenced last week to 45-days behind bars. He was ordered to report to jail September 7 and was given work release.
Weber County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Harris February 16, after finding him inside a car with a 15-year-old girl. The two were parked alongside a road in West Haven and were both partially undressed.
The girl later told deputies, she had met up with Harris multiple times for sex during the past six-and-a-half-weeks.
Harris was interviewed by detectives and said he met the girl online, claiming he thought she was 19-years-old but admitted she looked young. He described meeting up with her three times, engaging in multiple sex acts.
Harris was a teacher at Logan High School for more than 30-years. He taught career and technical education (CTE) and oversaw the school’s daily news broadcasts. He was placed on unpaid suspension after his arrest.
Logan City School District Human Resource Director, Susanne Kuresa said Harris turned in his letter of resignation to administrators on February 27. He is no longer employed by the district.