Convicted sex offender awaiting polygraph in new child sex abuse case

Jun 7 2012 - 7:36pm

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James Lee Ferguson
James Lee Ferguson

FARMINGTON -- A convicted sex offender is waiting to take a polygraph test before his current felony case can proceed.

James Lee Ferguson, 30, who is serving six months in jail for an unrelated case, 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. He is also charged with two second-degree counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Ferguson appeared Thursday in 2nd District Court with his attorney, Bill Albright.

Albright said Ferguson is waiting for the Davis County Sheriff's Office to conduct a polygraph test.

Ferguson had entered not guilty pleas to the charges on April 12.

Another hearing is set for June 28.

Kaysville police said officers learned 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. They also say Ferguson 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.

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