Bail set at $22K for suspect in rape of 14-year-old girl

May 29 2013 - 8:51am



OGDEN -- An Ogden man accused of supplying a 14-year-old girl with alcohol and then raping her made his first appearance Tuesday in 2nd District Court.

Daniel Garcia, 21, has been charged with rape and two counts of selling, offering or furnishing an alcohol product to a minor.

He is being held in Weber County Jail in lieu of $22,000 bail.

During Tuesday's court proceedings, Garcia was notified that a scheduling conference will be held Thursday to set a date for a preliminary hearing. The preliminary hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to require Garcia to stand trial.

Also Tuesday, attorney Haylee P. Mills was appointed as Garcia's public defender.

According to court records and an arrest warrant, Garcia and a 13-year-old boy met two 14-year-old girls at Newgate Mall in Ogden on April 27 and drank vodka, which Garcia supplied.

Police say later that day after one of the girls went home, the teenage boy left Garcia and the remaining girl alone in a park for about 30 minutes, and during that time the girl passed out from drinking.

According to the charges, medical staff examining the girl one day later found injuries consistent with sexual assault.

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