HEBER -- A Brigham City man who operates an Ogden therapy service has been accused of molesting two underage girls over New Year's Eve.
Brian Patrick Gomez, 39, was a licensed therapist and owner of Utah Clinical Services in Ogden and was arrested Monday on six counts of sexual abuse of a child.
According to court documents, Gomez had invited a friend's family to stay at Zermatt Resort in Midway to celebrate New Year's Eve. The family included a 9-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old girl who was in the care of the family.
While the adults were out, the girls were staying in the condo that Gomez had rented. Around 2 a.m., Gomez allegedly touched the 9-year-old and 11-year-old girls inappropriately and made them touch him, according to court documents.
One of the girls sent a text message to their parents that read, "I think Bryan is a pedifile and I'm kinda scared (sic)", but they did not see it until the morning.
The next day, Heber City police responded to investigate the incident. The three children were interviewed at the Wasatch County Children's Justice Center.
After an investigation, charges were filed against Gomez in the 4th District Court of Heber.
According the his website, Gomez is a licensed clinician who specializes in working with families and young children with autism and Asperger's disorder.
Heber police confirmed that victims in this case were not patients of Gomez.
Gomez is required to stop practicing therapy and have no contact with the victims or any child under 18 years old until the criminal case is resolved.
He is set to appear in court Feb. 12.
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