Preliminary hearing set for former South Cache teacher accused of seducing student

LOGAN — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Duane F. Behrmann. The 51-year-old former South Cache Middle teacher is accused of seducing a student online.

Behrmann appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He has been charged with four felony counts of enticing a minor by internet or text, and obstructing justice, a class A misdemeanor.

Defense attorney Kevin McGaha requested the preliminary hearing, where prosecutors will present their evidence in the case and Judge Brian Cannell will determine whether Behrmann will be bound over for trial. The hearing was set for November 15 and is expected to last about an hour.

In April, Cache County Sheriff’s detectives received information of an inappropriate relationship between Behrmann and a student at the school. He was questioned and later booked into the Cache County Jail.

Behrmann taught social studies at the school since 2009. After he was arrested, school district officials placed him on administrative leave. He is no longer employed with the district.

Detectives do not believe there are any other victims. Behrmann is currently out of jail on bail.


will@cvradio.com

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