FARMINGTON -- A judge agreed with prosecutors and ordered that a man charged with 26 felony counts continue to be held without bail in Davis County Jail.
Daniel John Moran, 48, of Layton, appeared before Judge David R. Hamilton on Monday. Moran is charged with 10 counts of rape, 10 counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and one count of sodomy on a child, all first-degree felonies. He also is charged with two counts of forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies. All the crimes were said to be committed from November 2003 through August this year, according to court documents.
A felony arraignment hearing is set for Oct. 19.
Moran's attorney, C. Danny Frazier, Jr., asked the judge to set Moran's bail at either $40,000 or $50,000, so Moran can get out of jail in order to aid in his case.
Frazier said he needs to make appointments with the jail to "have face to face interviews."
Frazier said all phone conversations at the jail are recorded, so he wants to meet with his client in an environment where they can talk freely.
Deputy Davis County Attorney Cristina Ortega said Moran should be held with no bail because of the number of felonies he is charged with. Moran is also on probation with the DUI court, and the felony charges could potentially be a violation of that probation.
Ortega said Moran also poses a flight risk, because three of the charges carry minimum mandatory sentences of prison time if he is convicted.
The victim and her family members may also be at risk, because they reported Moran had made threats of harming or killing them, Ortega said.
Frazier said Moran is not a flight risk, and a judge has filed a protective order against Moran, so he has to stay away from the girl and her family.
"I'm going to use an abundance of caution as to the statutory bail and set no bail," Hamilton said.