OGDEN -- Kenneth William Prince, charged with a variety of offenses against children, had his first day in court Wednesday.
Two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child were formally filed in 2nd District Court against the former junior high teacher and Scout leader, who earlier had been charged with possession of child pornography.
Prosecutors say a now-42-year-old male said Prince, 61, engaged in sexuallly explicit groping of him when he was between the ages of 12 and 17. South Ogden detective Brian Schultz wrote in a probable cause affidavit that Prince admitted to the sexual abuse and "Kenneth was in a position of trust with that child."
The new charges are first-degree felonies.
Prince also was arraigned on the porn charges -- five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
Defense attorney Steve Farr asked that a status conference be sscheduled for Nov. 27, giving him time to look over the "voluminous discovery" documents in the cases.
"We've received over 100 pages from the police and a CD," Farr said.
Prince was arrested and booked Monday on the aggravated abuse charges. He posted $40,000 bail and was released from the Weber County Jail. He was out on $50,000 bail after his arrest last month on the exploitation charges.
Prince was a science teacher at South Ogden Junior High School from 1979 to 2008. He was also a Boy Scout leader for several years, although Scout officials have said Prince had not been registered with the Trapper Trails Council since 2003.
Days after he was charged with the exploitation charges, Prince was hospitalized after reportedly attempting suicide by drinking mercury. His arraignment earlier this month was postponed after Prince's defense attorney, Steve Farr, said Prince had to be quarantined while the mercury dissipated from his system.
After the publicity from his arrest in September, South Ogden police said several accusers came forward with allegations about Prince.
Police are asking anyone else with information on Prince's alleged crimes to call police dispatch at 801-629-8221.
Prince's wife last week filed for divorce. Court records have listed his current address as Logan.
Earlier, she had filed a protective order against him after his first arrest in September. It has been converted to a restraining order attached to the divorce, according to court records.
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