Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

June 9, 2013

Prison for former Davis County teacher

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — A Bloomfield educator accused of multiple counts of sexual inappropriate contact with more than one student in two different criminal cases is going to state prison.

Ryan Gene Grinstead, 33, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to five years in state prison, fine, DNA profiling, sex offender registry, 10 years as if on parole following prison, five year no-contact order and given credit for any time served on May 29 by Judge Joel D. Yates in the Davis County Courthouse for the criminal charge of sexual exploitation of a student, a class D felony. The offense date for that conviction was May 30, 2009.

Grinstead entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to the charge.

The court dismissed third degree sexual abuse, a class C felony and lascivious conduct with a minor, a serious misdemeanor, both with offense dates of May 30, 2009 and sexual exploitation of children, a class C felony, with an offense date of Dec. 31, 2009.

In a different criminal case, Grinstead was found guilty of sexual exploitation of a student, a class D felony, with an offense date of Sept. 1, 2009. Judge Yates May 29 found him guilty and ordered a five year prison term to run concurrently with the previous sentence. Grinstead entered a voluntary, negotiated guilty plea to the charge.

Two students were involved. One was a high school freshman at the time and the other was a high school senior.

Grinstead owes $5,193.50 for both cases.