Layton man charged with rape of girl

Aug 26 2011 - 11:28pm

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Daniel John Moran
Daniel John Moran

FARMINGTON -- A Layton man has been charged with 26 felony counts of sexually related crimes against a juvenile, including 10 counts of rape and 10 counts of forcible sodomy.

Daniel John Moran, 48, appearing before Judge Michael Allphin, was charged in 2nd District Court on Friday with 26 felony counts, 24 of them first-degree felonies, according to court documents.

Moran will appear in court for a roll call hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 2, said Cristina Ortega, deputy Davis County attorney.

Moran is being held in Davis County Jail in Farmington without bail because he has a pending felony DUI, Ortega said.

Moran was arrested Thursday by Layton police and booked into jail after investigators contacted him Wednesday evening and asked him come into the police station for an interview.

Police requested the interview after the victim told police on Tuesday that Moran had hit her in the nose, causing a nosebleed.

When police responded to the call, the victim reported she had been raped by Moran multiple times and been asked to perform oral sex over a multiple-year period, according to the probable cause statement.

The crimes were said to have been committed from November 2003 through Tuesday, according to court documents.

Between Aug. 1 and Monday, the defendant had sexual intercourse with the same minor female on at least 10 occasions, documents stated.

In addition to the 10 counts of first-degree felony rape and 10 counts of first-degree felony forcible sodomy, Moran has also been charged with three counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child; one count of first-degree felony sodomy upon a child; and two second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse.

In his interview with police, Moran admitted "that he regrets what he had done to (the victim)," according to the probable cause statement.

Moran has a history of domestic violence, drug abuse and DUI arrests, Layton police stated in the probable cause statement relating to Moran's arrest on Wednesday.

In an unrelated charge, Moran is scheduled to appear in district court in Farmington on Tuesday for a court review on a driving under the influence charge.

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