3 families accuse man of inappropriately touching children in Centerville, Roy

Dec 16 2011 - 1:12am


Kenny Lee Hudson
Kenny Lee Hudson

CENTERVILLE -- A former Centerville man is facing at least six counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child following a two-month investigation, officers say.

Centerville police arrested Kenny Lee Hudson, 41, now of Roy, on Wednesday and booked him into Davis County Jail on suspicion of six first-degree felonies. He is being held on no bail.

Hudson's first court appearance could be as early as today in 2nd District Court in Farmington.

Police Lt. Paul Child said three families came to the police department in October to report their daughters had been inappropriately touched by Hudson and that Hudson had also exposed himself to the girls.

The incidents reportedly occurred in Centerville and in Roy. The first incident was in 2003, and the last one was this summer.

Hudson knew the children through family members, and the children had been at his home at both locations, Child said.

The children were taken to the Davis Children's Justice Center, where they were interviewed Oct. 20, Child said.

Police contacted Hudson on Wednesday and arrested him, Child said.

"He's denying all of the allegations," Child said.

He said one parent learned of the possible sex abuse after reading text messages, which were not from Hudson, on her daughter's cellphone.

The girl, who is now a teenager, told her mother Hudson had inappropriately touched her multiple times since she was 6 years old.

The mother then contacted two other families.

Centerville police have contacted Roy police.

Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham said his department's investigation is in its beginning phase.

"We are looking into possible inappropriate touching of children within our city."

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