Man accepts plea deal, is sentenced in connection with Roy child sex abuse case

Friday , March 10, 2017 - 3:27 PM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — A former Roy resident was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in connection with the sexual abuse of a girl who was under the age of 10.

Donald Larry Stephens, 64, accepted a plea deal and was sentenced immediately Tuesday, March 7, in Ogden’s 2nd District Court. Stephens pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. 

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Stephens also waived his right to time for sentencing, and the court found “no legal basis why sentence should not be imposed,” according to court documents.

In exchange for his plea, the state dropped three other charges — one count of sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony; one count of rape of a child, a first-degree felony; and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

Stephens was booked Dec. 7, 2016, into Weber County Jail. He was accused of abusing the girl, who he knew, between January 2008 and December 2011.

Court records say he was accused of having the girl undress, taking photos of her and showing her pornography. He was also accused of inappropriately touching the girl with his hands and rubbing his genitals on hers. 

It is the Standard-Examiner's policy not to identify victims of sex crimes.

Reach digital producer Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh or Facebook.com/ByJessKokesh.

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