Hong pleads not guilty to 9 child sex abuse felonies

Apr 2 2012 - 10:32pm

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Jason Thomas Hong
Jason Thomas Hong

FARMINGTON -- A 26-year-old man entered not guilty pleas to nine felonies dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

Jason Thomas Hong entered the not guilty pleas in 2nd District Court on Monday. He 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.

Another hearing is set for April 16.

Judge Michael G. Allphin set Hong's bail at $25,000.

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 younger than 14 at the time.

While the alleged abuse occurred several years ago, Layton police located Hong on March 15 and interviewed him. Then detectives arrested Hong and booked him into jail.

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