FARMINGTON — A Centerville man facing child sex abuse charges has a felony arraignment hearing set for Dec. 4.
Timothy William Bothell, 43, appeared in 2nd District Court on Friday. He is charged with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and four counts of Class A misdemeanor charges of lewdness involving a child.
Bothell served on a local Stake High Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was also employed by the LDS Church at the time of his arrest in August, police said.
According to court documents the abuse happened between Dec. 1, 2011, and Aug. 9, 2012.
Two girls, ages 13 and 11, were friends of the Bothell family, according to police. Bothell inappropriately touched one of the girls and also made the girl touch him inappropriately, according to the documents.
He also exposed himself to the girls on “at least four separate occasions,” according to the documents.
After police read him his Miranda rights, Bothell admitted to touching one girl and having her touch him.
Bothell “also admitted to ‘accidentally’ exposing himself” to the girls at least eight times, according to the documents.
When Bothell was arrested in August, police said in a news release that Bothell’s wife had confronted him and he admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with one of the victims.
He then contacted Child Protective Services and they contacted Centerville police, who investigated the case.