CENTERVILLE -- Timothy William Bothell remained in Davis County Jail Saturday night on sex abuse charges involving two young girls.
Bothell, who is being held without bail, was arrested Thursday by a Centerville detective and booked into Davis County Jail on two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and four counts of class A misdemeanor of lewdness involving a child.
He is scheduled to make his next appearance in 2nd District Court in Farmington on Friday. Bothell served on a local Stake High Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time of his arrest and he was also employed by the LDS Church, the Centerville Police Department said in a news release late Friday night.
There are two female victims in this case, ages 13 and 11 and both friends of the Bothell family, according to police. The alleged conduct took place at Bothell's home, beginning around Christmas 2011, according to the news release.
No additional victims have been found, Assistant Police Chief Paul Child said Saturday.
"All we have is two victims," he said.
Bothell was confronted by his wife last week and he reportedly admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with at least one of the victims, the news release says.
Bothell contacted state Child Protective Services, which then contacted Centerville police, the news release states. Centerville police started the investigation on Monday.
Both girls were interviewed at the Children's Justice Center, and Bothell was interviewed Thursday, when he admitted to the charges. He was booked into jail after the interview.
Bothell reportedly touched the genitals of the 13-year-old while she slept at his home, according to police.
Shortly after that Bothell is said to have placed his penis in the same girl's hand while she slept. She reportedly woke up as this was occurring, said police.
Both girls say that, Bothell exposed his genitals to them on several occasions and they were able to give specific information on four separate incidents, police said. One of the victims said she has seen Bothell naked approximately 12 different times, according to the news release. Bothell admits to accidently exposing himself to the girls eight times, police said.
The aggravated charge was filed because Bothell holds a position of trust in relationship to the victims.
Scott Trotter, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Saturday that Bothell is not longer employed by the church but did not say when he left his job or whether he was fired or resigned.
"Neither his current nor former Church positions play any part in this case," Trotter said in an email to the Standard-Examiner.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has "zero tolerance" for abuse of any kind, said Trotter.
"Those found guilty of these actions are subject to the demands of the law and also face church discipline," he said. "The welfare of victims is our utmost concern and church leaders will continue to offer counseling and other resources to help in the healing process."
Biographical information posted on Bothell's LinkedIn page shows that he worked in the LDS Church's Missionary Department since 2004 and prior to that was the church's manager of Mission Assessment.
LinkedIn also indicates Bothell has been a faculty development coordinator at Brigham Young University and director of the Center for Research and Assessment at FranklinCovey Co.