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Eric Allen Glosson has been sentenced to a minimum of five additional years in prison for molesting several teenagers at the Silverado Academy in Panguitch, UT. Stories published by KSL Channel 5 and the Salt Lake Tribune.
Back in June 2011, Glosson, then a youth counselor at the school, was arrested and charged in Garfield County's 6th District Court with eight counts of forcible sexual abuse and one count of custodial sexual relations with youth receiving state services, both second-degree felonies; and dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony. The charging documents indicated the abuse occurred between April 20th and June 18th, 2011. According to a separate civil suit still being adjudicated, there were at least 10 victims identified; ultimately, investigators confirmed seven victims between the ages of 13 and 17. The Academy increased its legal exposure by firing Glosson in 2009 for having inappropriate relations with students, but then subsequently re-hiring him.
On Thursday November 8th, 2012, Glosson pleaded guilty in 6th District Court to two charges of forcible sodomy. As part of a plea deal, two additional counts of forcible sodomy, four counts of forcible sexual abuse and two counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor were dismissed. Judge Wallace Lee ordered Glosson to serve two five-years-to-life sentences concurrently, to be served after he finishes serving a 15-year term in federal prison for production of child pornography. Glosson had been sentenced to 15 years federal time in May 2012 for coercing a 16-year-old boy into sexually explicit conduct while Glosson recorded it with a video camera.
As for the Silverado Academy, it reportedly closed and filed for bankruptcy in August 2011. So Glosson not only ruined the lives of at least four boys, but caused his former employer to shut down and terminate their employees.