FARMINGTON — A three-day trial has been set for a 78-year-old man accused of sexually abusing two girls who were younger than 14 years old.
Raul Cervantes-Guerrero entered not guilty pleas on Monday to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, first-degree felonies.
He is accused of sexually abusing two children over an eight-year period.
The trial is scheduled for Aug. 13-15 before Judge Michael G. Allphin. A pretrial conference is set for May 13.
According to court documents, Cervantes-Guerrero is accused of inappropriately touching the girls on more than one occasion between Dec. 4, 2004, and April 30 this year.
The first two charges have mandatory sentences upon a conviction.
Cervantes-Guerrero, if found guilty of the first two charges, could be sentenced to serve six years to life, 10 years to life or 15 years to life in Utah State Prison, according to state statute.
One of the victims told her mother what was happening, and the mother reported it to police, Kaysville police officers said.
The Division of Child Protective Services also assisted police in the investigation.