Idaho teacher charged with raping 5-year-old girl

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A teacher at an alternative school in Coeur d'Alene is charged with raping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

Court records released Wednesday in the case against 32-year-old Daniel Abram Taylor indicate he acknowledged touching the child for sexual gratification.

Taylor was arrested Monday and made an initial court appearance Tuesday. His bail was set at $50,000 on rape and two counts of lewd conduct. He told the court he planned to hire his own attorney.

Court records say the girl reported three instances of sexual abuse that began in January 2011 and ended in August 2012. The girl's mother went to police on Dec. 5.

The school district put Taylor on administrative leave.