KAYSVILLE -- A 78-year-old Kaysville man is accused of sexually abusing two children for at least eight years, police said.
Raul Cervantes-Guerrero was arrested and booked in Davis County Jail on Tuesday on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, first-degree felonies. He is being held on no bail.
Cervantes-Guerrero's first appearance in 2nd District Court is set for today.
According to court documents, Cervantes-Guerrero is accused of inappropriately touching the girls on more than one occasion between Dec. 4, 2004, and April 30 this year.
The first two charges have mandatory sentences upon a conviction. Cervantes-Guerrero, if found guilty of the first two charges, could be sentenced to serve six years to life, 10 years to life or 15 years to life, in Utah State Prison, according to state statute.
Deputy Davis County Attorney Cristina Ortega said any sexual abuse that happened after May of 2008 could cause Cervantes-Guerrero to be sentenced to serve 15 years to life, if he is convicted of those acts, because of a change in the law.
If convicted of the third charge, Cervantes-Guerrero could be sentenced to serve three years to life in prison, which is a nonmandatory sentence.
Kaysville Police Captain Brent Ward said the abuse had "been going on for years."
Both victims are younger than 14 and are related to each other.
One of the victims told her mother what was happening, and the mother reported it to police, Ward said.
The Division of Child Protective Services also assisted police in the investigation.