Man accused of threatening victim

Dec 1 2011 - 12:00am

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FARMINGTON -- Prosecutors claim a man facing 26 felony counts has made threats toward the victim.

Davis County Deputy Attorney Cristina Ortega said Wednesday in 2nd District Court that her office received information from an inmate in Davis County Jail that Daniel John Moran threatened to harm the victim.

"We're concerned this may impact her testifying in a preliminary hearing," Ortega said.

Judge David Hamilton said, "I would like to remind everyone there is a no- contact order."

Defense attorney C. Danny Frazier Jr. said, "We have received no evidence of any threats."

Moran, 49, of Layton, 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 is also charged with two counts of forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies.

All the crimes are alleged to have been committed from November 2003 through August of this year, according to court documents.

Moran, who was arrested in August, is being held on no bail at the jail.

Frazier said he and his client, Moran, heard about the threats for the first time in court. Moran denied making the threats.

Wednesday's hearing was scheduled to be a felony arraignment hearing at which Moran was supposed to enter a plea to the charges. However, Frazier asked that the case be scheduled for a preliminary hearing after the first of the year.

According to the state court website, no date has been set yet.

Frazier said he has filed motions requesting from the prosecutors the photographs of the crime scene, the DVD made at the Children's Justice Center of the victim's statement and recordings of phone conversations.

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