Woman Accused Of Sex W/ Student Severely Beaten

(KUTV) SOUTH JORDAN A former high school teacher accused of having sex with a student was severely beaten inside her home.

Thirty-year-old Melinda Lee Deluca told police she came home Friday afternoon and was alone when she was jumped from behind. Police said she was beaten so badly that she was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital from her home in South Jordan.

Deluca was recently accused of having sex with one of her students at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan. Police believe the assault could be related to the charges.

“It does appear that this is related to the incident in West Jordan with her teaching position at Copper Hills High School," said Lt. Matt Evans with the South Jordan Police Department. "It doesn’t appear to be a random event.”

"I hope they find out who did it and I hope they put them away. Underage or not – nobody deserves anything like this,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

Police are not saying wether the two suspects were men or teenage boys.

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