School social worker charged with rape surrenders license

School social worker charged with rape surrenders license

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LOGAN — A clinical social worker who called his boss two days after allegedly raping a 16-year-old female client to confess, has now voluntarily surrendered his professional license.

Donavan D. Faucette, 34, of Hyrum, was arrested about 2 a.m. Monday. Later in the afternoon, he was officially charged in 1st District Court with two counts of forcible sodomy, rape and object rape, all first-degree felonies.

Faucette had worked for Bear River Mental Health. According to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, he was first licensed as a clinical social worker in Utah in 2009. On Sunday, Faucette called his boss to resign, said Bear River Mental Health CEO Reed Ernstrom.

According to charging documents and the division's license surrender order, Faucette "engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female client" on Friday.

Faucette worked in both Cache Valley and Rich County, providing therapy for elementary school aged students. The girl in this case did not go to any of the schools to which Faucette was assigned. She reportedly contracted privately with Faucette.

A bail hearing is scheduled for Faucette on Thursday in 1st District Court.


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