School resource officer at Payson High School on leave amid allegations of sexual relationship with student

PAYSON, Utah — A school resource officer at Payson High School is on leave amid an investigation about inappropriate sexual contact with a student at the school.

Neomi Sandoval, a public information officer with Payson Police, tells Fox 13 the investigation into the alleged sexual relationship has been ongoing for some time.

A search warrant executed April 27th identifies the school resource officer as 46-year-old Glen Carlson and alleges he has been in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student that may have been going on for as long as a year.

Police became aware of the situation when the girl’s mother contacted police and said her daughter told her she was in love with Carlson, had sexual relations with him and believed the pair would be able to become a couple when she turned 18, saying she knew the officer did not love his wife.

The warrant states that Carlson admitted to giving the teen girl rides to and from school and said she was a frequent visitor to his office, but he denied the allegations of a sexual relationship. Carlson is on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

Sandoval declined to provide further details about the case, saying the Pleasant Grove Police Department is investigating the case as an outside agency.

Fox 13 News has reached out to authorities for more information and will update this story as more details emerge.