FARMINGTON — A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted sex abuse of a child.
The offenses occurred between seven and 11 years ago, according to court documents.
Jason Thomas Hong pleaded guilty to the two counts and, in exchange, prosecutors dismissed seven other charges, according to court officials.
Hong was originally charged with four first-
degree felony counts 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.
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 female victim, according to the documents, was younger than 14 at the time.
While the incidents occurred several years ago, the victim only recently came forward.
Layton police located Hong on March 15 and interviewed him. Detectives then arrested Hong and booked him into jail.
Police said at the time of Hong’s arrest they didn’t know what prompted his victim to come forward after so many years.