Registered offender pleads not guilty in recent Davis case

Aug 27 2013 - 8:08am

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Gary Ellis Hamblin
Gary Ellis Hamblin

FARMINGTON -- A registered sex offender entered not guilty pleas to seven first-degree felony charges.

Gary Ellis Hamblin, 47, of Layton, recently appeared in 2nd District Court. He is charged with two counts of rape of a child, three counts of sodomy upon a child, and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Another hearing is set for Sept. 12. He is being held in Davis County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bail.

Police arrested Hamblin in June after a mother of a 13-year-old girl reported that Hamblin had sexually abused the girl.

In 1995, Hamblin pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated kidnapping and one count of forcible sexual abuse, both second-degree felonies. He was sentenced to serve one to 15 years in Utah State Prison on each count, but to serve the sentences concurrently.

The 1994 charges stemmed from an incident in North Salt Lake, according to court documents. Hamblin had gotten into a car, and when two teenage girls got inside it, he forced them to drive to a location, made them strip and then sexually abused them.

According to the state's sex offender registry, Hamblin was released from prison in 2005.

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