Joseph Scott Harris, 57, was arrested in West Haven, Utah on Friday
Police say they caught Harris and the 15-year-old girl having sex in his car
Harris, a science teacher at Logan High School, told police he met the girl online
He claims he thought she was 19 but admitted to police that she did ‘look young’
Harris admitted they had met three times for sex – the teen told police the pair had met for sex, multiple times, since Jan 3
He’s been charged with six counts of felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor, suspended by school district
A high school teacher was arrested having sex with a 15-year-old girl in his car but claims he thought she was 19.
Joseph Scott Harris, 57, [photo, left], was taken arrested after police found him in the car with the underage girl in Utah on Friday.
Authorities said they were called to investigate a suspicious car in West Haven, north of Salt Lake City, when they found the pair partially clothed inside the vehicle.
Harris, a d teacher at Logan High School, was arrested in Utah on Friday for having sex with a 15-year-old girl. He admitted during his interview with police that he’d met the teen three times for sex.
During the police interview, the teenager said that she had met with Harris multiple times for sex beginning Jan 3.
Harris, who is a skilled and technical sciences teacher at Logan High School, told authorities he had met the girl online.
He said he thought she was 19 but admitted she looked young, according to his arrest report.
The school district has suspended him while the police investigation is carried out.
He has been teaching at Logan High for the past 30 years.