LAYTON -- A 26-year-old man has been charged with nine felonies in connection with the sexual abuse of a child between seven and 11 years ago.
Jason Thomas Hong was arrested Thursday and made his initial appearance in 2nd District Court on Friday afternoon. He conditionally waived his preliminary hearing and will be back in court April 2 for an arraignment hearing.
Hong is charged with four first-degree felonies of sodomy on a child, two first-degree felonies of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three second-degree felonies of sexual abuse of a child.
According to the probable cause statement, Hong committed the acts between Feb. 7, 2001, and Feb. 6, 2005. He would have been between the ages of 15 and 19 when the incidents occurred.
The victim, according to the documents, was under age 14 at the time.
"We don't know the circumstances that prompted her to come forward at this time," Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said of the victim.
While the alleged incidents and abuse occurred several years ago, Layton police located Hong on Thursday and interviewed him. After the interview, Lyman said, detectives arrested Hong and booked him into jail.