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Craig teacher and coach charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of former student

Lauren Blair/Craig Press

Moffat County High School teacher and baseball coach Justin Folley, 35, was formally charged with 10 counts of alleged sexual exploitation of a child, according to a press release Friday morning from the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Folley was booked into the Moffat County Jail shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

The charges allege misconduct with a former student between late 2013 and early 2015. Seven of the counts are class 3 felonies and three counts are class 5 felonies, according to the release.

The news comes three-and-a-half months after Folley was removed from his post at the high school and placed on paid administrative leave, which is also when Craig Police Department began their investigation.

“These charges are very serious, and if proven would certainly be grounds for dismissal from employment,” said Superintendent Dave Ulrich in a statement.

Folley has been a teacher and coach with Moffat County School District since 2008, starting at Craig Middle School before moving to the high school. He was the boys baseball coach at the high school until he was placed on leave.

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