A creative writing teacher at West High School is accused of sexually abusing a student.

Fifty-four-year-old Sterrett Neale was booked into the Salt Lake County jail Wednesday morning on investigation of rape.

A jail report says Neale forced himself on the 17-year-old girl in a classroom and at his home, starting in 2017.

He allegedly abused her until February of this year.

The school placed Neale on unpaid leave after his arrest.

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