Former seminary teacher goes to court to hear charges

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PROVO -- A former seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appeared in court today to hear the formal charges against him.

Michael Pratt, 37, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student at Lone Peak High School, where he taught.

He faces 21 felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

According to the Deseret News, a judge determined Pratt qualified for a court-appointed attorney because he lost his job after the allegations surfaced.

If convicted, he could spend life in prison.

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