OGDEN -- Arraignment of a South Ogden man on sex offense charges involving three females was postponed because he was in the Davis County Jail for violating probation on a methamphetamine conviction there.
Devin Clark Eckersley, 20, was charged last month with the sex offenses, stemming from accusations covering a two-month period in 2010.
The listed victims are a child, a minor and an adult, according to charging documents.
Eckersley was served a summons setting his arraignment date for July 17 in 2nd District Court in Ogden. But on July 12 he was arrested in his South Ogden home by Adult Probation and Parole agents who wrote in court documents that he failed to meet the terms of his probation for a 2011 meth conviction in Davis County.
"Eleven knives and two throwing stars with blades were recovered in numerous areas throughout Devin Eckersley's bedroom, of which most were in plain view," according to an affidavit filed by AP&P, which was joined by the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team in arresting him at his home in the 5800 block of Park Lane. JCAT is a multijurisdictional police unit involved in searches and tracking fugitives.
Terms of Eckersley's meth probation ban possession of dangerous weapons, as well as alcohol and methamphetamine, which the affidavit said also were found in Eckersley's residence.
The meth conviction stemmed from a November traffic stop in Sunset. Officers' suspicions led to the summoning of a drug-sniffing dog to the traffic scene. Eckersley admitted ownership of meth hidden in a flashlight case located by the dog, court records said.
South Ogden police declined to comment on the specifics of the sex charges against Eckersley, saying they were complicated and involve numerous reports. South Ogden Police spokeswoman Marci Edwards said the department had also been advised by Deputy Weber County Attorney Letitia Toombs not to comment.
Toombs, who screened the cases, said she couldn't comment because of Utah rules of professional conduct banning extrajudicial comment.
Eckersley was served a summons June 13 on the alleged sexual offenses, all placed in South Ogden. A summons does not require the filing of probable cause affidavits detailing basic circumstances.
Eckersley is charged with second-degree felony sexual abuse of a child alleged on July 4, 2010, as well as unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony, on July 9, 2010.
A child is defined in statutes as someone younger than 14, while a minor is defined as someone between ages 14 and 18.
A charge of rape, a first-degree felony, is dated Sept. 5, 2010, on court documents.
His arraignment has been rescheduled for today before Judge Scott Hadley.