Federal, State, and County Authorities Seek Alleged Victims of Former Teacher and Principal
|FBI Salt Lake City December 04, 2012|
The Utah Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Wasatch County Attorney’s Office are trying to identify alleged sexual abuse victims of a Utah educator who has been teaching for nearly four decades. Charles Edward Weber, 65, was a teacher in Utah and most recently the principal of an elementary school in Wasatch County until he was fired in August 2012.
The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed six first-degree felony counts of forcible sex abuse of children on Monday. An arrest warrant was issued November 30 for the South Jordan resident, and Weber was arrested in Washington County and was transported today to the Wasatch County Jail. The Attorney General’s Office is requesting bail be set at $1 million.
According to court documents, an adult male spoke to an FBI special agent and reported he had been sexually molested between 1975 and 1977 by Weber while he was an elementary school teacher. Another victim has come forward and said Weber began sexually abusing him this year in Midway.
Because of Weber’s position and access to children, ICAC, FBI, and the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from anyone who may have information about additional victims. Anyone who has information can contact authorities here:
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at (801) 281-1211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- FBI Salt Lake City Division at 801-579-1400 or email@example.com
- Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office at 435-654-1098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Weber is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 5 before Fourth District Judge Derek Pullan at the Wasatch County Courthouse, 1361 South Highway 40, Heber City.