Northern Utah courts March 6-10: Man accused of sexual assault at Halloween party

Saturday , March 11, 2017 - 3:59 PM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

This is a weekly round-up of new charges and ongoing hearings in Weber and Davis county courts for March 6-10, 2017. 

New arrests

ERIC MARCUS ISAAC LARSEN

Charges: One count of object rape, a first-degree felony; one count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and one count of attempted forcible sexual abuse, a third-degree felony.

A Davis County man has been accused of sexually abusing two women during a 2016 Halloween party. 

Eric Marcus Isaac Larsen, 31, has been charged with one count of object rape, a first-degree felony; one count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony; and one count of attempted forcible sexual abuse, a third-degree felony, in Farmington’s 2nd District Court.

According to court documents, Larsen was one of at least 11 individuals at a Halloween party in a cabin in Davis County and fell asleep with four others on the same couch. A woman woke to Larsen allegedly touching her and fondling her genitals. She realized Larsen was not her husband and kicked him, stopping the touching for a brief time, court documents say. 

Larsen allegedly resumed touching her and, at the same, the first victim heard a second woman on the couch yell, “Stop it.” He touched the second victim’s chest and undid her bra, according to court documents. 

Court documents say the first victim’s husband confronted Larsen, who initially denied anything happened, but later said he thought he was touching his own wife. 

Larsen is out of Davis County Jail on a $20,000 bail. His next hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. March 13 in Farmington. 


On-going court cases

MICHAEL HATTON

Charges: One count of murder, first-degree felony. 

Michael Lee Hatton, 25,  waived his right to speedy preliminary hearing during an appearance in Ogden District Court on Wednesday, March 8. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 14. 

Hatton is charged with one count of murder, a first-degree felony, in the 2016 death of his 8-week-old daughter, Avery Hatton. An autopsy performed by the state medical examiner’s office determined the child’s cause of death was blunt force trauma, with the manner of death listed as homicide, according to court documents.

He is being held in the Weber County Jail on a $200,000 bond. 

Contact digital producer Jessica Kokesh at jkokesh@standard.net.

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