FARMINGTON — A man sentenced Thursday to jail time was back in court Friday, charged with eight felonies.
James Lee Ferguson, 30, appeared before 2nd District Judge Michael G. Allphin. Ferguson is charged with one count of sodomy on a child, two counts of rape of a child and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies, as well as two second-degree counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
When asked about bail, Deputy Davis County Attorney Kathi Sjoberg said, “These are significant charges, and he has no address.”
Allphin ordered Ferguson held in Davis County Jail without bail. A felony arraignment hearing is set for April 12.
On Thursday, Ferguson was sentenced to serve six months in jail, as well as three years’ probation, for third-degree felony unlawful possession of a financial card.
Kaysville Police Detective Bryan Berry said that, during the investigation of Ferguson’s use of a credit card that was not his, police heard claims that Ferguson had sexually abused a girl.
According to court documents, Ferguson had “inappropriate sexual contact with a minor female” from March 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2011.
The sexual contact included intercourse, police say, and Ferguson also took photographs of the girl.
Ferguson is a registered sex offender. According to the court website, he pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony count of attempted forcible sexual abuse on Jan. 3, 2000, and was placed on three years’ probation.