FARMINGTON — Two men accused of beating up a 13-year-old girl have been formally charged with second-degree felony child abuse.
Miguel Corona, 23, appeared in 2nd District Court for an arraignment hearing Thursday. He entered a not guilty plea to the felony and also to a class B misdemeanor assault charge.
Miguel Corona has a pretrial conference set for Dec. 13.
His brother, J Rosario Corona, 24, had a court hearing scheduled for Thursday, but was not transported from Weber County Jail, where he is being held on a no-bail bench warrant in an unrelated case. He is also charged with the felony and with a class B misdemeanor assault charge. A felony arraignment hearing is set for Nov. 29.
The men were arrested by Clearfield police Oct. 28, after police received a report the two had kicked and beat up a 13-year-old girl.
According to court documents, the girl was with her 18-year-old sister at a home in Clearfield. The 18-year-old woman is the girlfriend of J Rosario Corona.
The two sisters had decided they wanted to go home in Layton and Rosario Corona became upset and broke the older sister’s cellphone, according to the documents. He then hit the older sister.
The younger sister tried to get her older sister out of the house, but Rosario Corona threw the younger girl to the floor and kicked her in the face, according to the documents. Miguel Rosario also then got involved in the fight and kicked the younger girl in the stomach.