- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A 27-year-old high school teacher in Spanish Fork who was arrested for alleged sexual activity with a student has now been charged with rape.

Sarah Lewis originally was arrested last week on suspicion of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony.

But The (Provo) Daily Herald reports (http://tinyurl.com/h66cbzh) Judge Christine Johnson subsequently agreed with prosecutors who argued Lewis should be charged with first-degree rape and third-degree witness tampering.

Nebo School District spokeswoman Lana Hiskey says Lewis has been placed on a leave of absence at Landmark alternative high school.

According to court documents, she had sex with a teenage boy at her Payson home after she gave him alcohol and made him promise not to tell anyone.

It’s not clear if Lewis has a lawyer or will be appointed one at her next court appearance scheduled Monday.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com

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