Police: Grantsville High football coach arrested for unlawful sexual activity with minor

Curtis Ware. Photo Courtesy: Tooele County Jail

TOOELE, Utah, Sept. 2, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Curtis Ware — Grantsville High School football coach, longtime substitute and school alumnus — has been arrested¬†on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, forcible sex abuse, sexual battery and lewdness involving a minor, officials confirmed Friday morning.

Ware was arrested Thursday by the Grantsville Police Department, Tooele County School District said in a news release.

The arrest resulted from information provided to Grantsville High School’s principal, Mark Ernst, on Wednesday.

“After being notified, Ernst immediately notified Grantsville Police Department, the parents of the student, and the Tooele County School District,” the prepared statement said. “The school district conducted an internal investigation and then turned Ware over to the Grantsville Police Department for investigation.”

The school district is following due process for termination.

“As this continues to develop the district will continue to work with law enforcement and affiliated parties,” the statement continued.

“The safety and well-being of our students is a top priority. We are a tight-knit community and are shocked by this allegation. We will be working to support our students and families in dealing with this disturbing news.

“Due to the ongoing investigation we are not able to discuss specific matters in this case. We commend the courageousness of those who came forward. This was difficult for them and we will continue to protect their privacy.

“We also want to remind patrons that no one has been convicted. Mr. Ware is currently awaiting a court date.”

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