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Bountiful soccer coach exonerated after prosecutors drop all 12 child sex abuse charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 7:16am

FARMINGTON -- For more than 14 months, Steven Dale Green of Bountiful has maintained his innocence. And on Tuesday, Judge David Connors dismissed all 12 first-degree felony charges that accused Green, 42, of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl who had been a member of his soccer team he had coached."Following the preliminary...

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Jury convicts Bountiful man of aggravated child sex abuse

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 20 2014 - 3:52pm

LAYTON -- A jury found Michael Lon Gailey guilty on all three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.The jury, seven women and one man, spent three hours on Thursday in deciding its verdict.

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Bountiful man testifies 'I am innocent' of child sex abuse

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 18 2014 - 5:44pm

LAYTON -- A man accused of sexually abusing a young girl testified under oath he was innocent."I am not guilty," said Michael Lon Gailey. "I did not do it. I am innocent."

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Ex-youth worker in St. George pleads to sex abuse

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 10:00am

ST. GEORGE -- A 29-year-old man accused of sexually abusing boys at a southern Utah center for troubled teens has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Teen testifies about 'touching' in sex abuse case against Bountiful man

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 6:20pm

LAYTON -- A teenage girl testified that a man who held a position of special trust had her try on her underwear and swimsuits in front of him. He then would inappropriately touch her under the clothing, the girl testified.

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Plea deal may be in works for 13-year-old S. Ogden child sex abuse case

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 2:19pm

OGDEN - A man accused of sexually abusing a young child 13 years ago appeared in court Monday to waive his right to a preliminary hearing.

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Jury selection begins in child sex abuse trial of Bountiful man

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 12:27pm

LAYTON -- About 40 people were called to jury duty in Layton on Monday in the child sex abuse case against a Bountiful man. 

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Layton victim's mother wants more families to report child sex abuse cases

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 13 2014 - 12:50pm

LAYTON -- Myrium Fernandez is a worrywart when it comes to her kids.A stay-at-home mom of five children, Fernandez always took her kids to and from school, even though they live nearby.

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VIDEO: Altice's attorney files a motion to dismiss rape charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 22 2014 - 1:42pm

FARMINGTON --- The attorney for a former Davis High School English teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the rape charges against her.Brianne Land Altice, 34, of South Weber, is charged with three counts of first-degree felony rape. She is accused of having sex with the teenager,...

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No deal in Ogden kidnapping, sexual assault case

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 21 2014 - 1:17pm

OGDEN - An apparent plea deal between defense attorneys of Ryan Schaffer and prosecutors has fallen through, putting the case another step closer to trial.Schaffer appeared in the 2nd District Court of Ogden on Monday for a disposition hearing. 

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N. Utah authorities say latest online predator case only 'tip of iceberg'

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 21 2014 - 7:41am

The latest report of an older man trying to hook up with a teenager he met on the Internet may have taken place in Idaho but the case is still cause for Top of Utah parents to take note.Idaho prosecutors have charged a Utah man with felony child enticement after he allegedly arranged to meet an undercover officer representing himself online as a...

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VIDEO: Ex-charter school coach sentenced to prison for sex with teen girl

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 11:58am

FARMINGTON --  Jaime Heiner, 17, is glad the man who sexually abused her is heading to prison for four consecutive terms."I was afraid he would get leniency," Heiner said after the sentencing hearing on Thursday for former charter school basketball coach Stephen Paul Niedzwiecki in 2nd District Court. 

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VIDEO: Layton man speaks up for Bible-quoting twin accused of sodomizing girl

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:44am

FARMINGTON -- Tom Butler believes someone has set up his twin brother."They think he's a flight risk," Tom Butler said after the court hearing for Timothy Morgan Butler on Tuesday before Judge Glen Dawson. "They don't even have any evidence.They say I can't get up and say anything."

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Ex-Tremonton officer charged in secret video recording of teen in her bedroom

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 5 2014 - 8:12am

BRIGHAM CITY -- Former Tremonton police officer Jeremy Rose has been charged with 15 offenses in the collection of thousands of photos of a teenage girl in various stages of undress.Rose was arrested and booked into the Box Elder County Jail Thursday, said Utah Attorney General's Office spokeswoman Missy Larsen, and is scheduled for arraignment...

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Bible-quoting sex abuse defendant will represent himself

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:32am

FARMINGTON -- A child sex abuse defendant who wrote in a statement to police that "the Bible did not set limits on the age between two partners" plans to defend himself in court and has demanded a speedy trial.Timothy Morgan Butler, 54, of Layton, is charged with two counts of sodomy on a child, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child,...

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Sex abuser at Layton baptismal party sentenced to jail and deportation

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 2 2014 - 6:10pm

FARMINGTON -- A man accused of having a young girl inappropriately touch him three years ago at a baptismal party has been sentenced to serve eight months in the Davis County Jail and then will be deported to Mexico.Enrique Burrola, 50, appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday with his attorney, Ed Brass.

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VIDEO: Altice's attorney files a motion to dismiss rape charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 22 2014 - 1:42pm

FARMINGTON --- The attorney for a former Davis High School English teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the rape charges against her.Brianne Land Altice, 34, of South Weber, is charged with three counts of first-degree felony rape. She is accused of having sex with the teenager,...

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VIDEO: Ex-charter school coach sentenced to prison for sex with teen girl

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 11:58am

FARMINGTON --  Jaime Heiner, 17, is glad the man who sexually abused her is heading to prison for four consecutive terms."I was afraid he would get leniency," Heiner said after the sentencing hearing on Thursday for former charter school basketball coach Stephen Paul Niedzwiecki in 2nd District Court. 

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VIDEO: Layton man speaks up for Bible-quoting twin accused of sodomizing girl

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:44am

FARMINGTON -- Tom Butler believes someone has set up his twin brother."They think he's a flight risk," Tom Butler said after the court hearing for Timothy Morgan Butler on Tuesday before Judge Glen Dawson. "They don't even have any evidence.They say I can't get up and say anything."

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VIDEO: Sex with Davis High student: Altice denies felony rape charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 28 2014 - 8:13am

FARMINGTON -- A former Davis High School English teacher entered not guilty pleas to first-degree felonies a week after a 16-year-old boy testified about his sexual relationship with her. Judge Thomas L. Kay also scheduled during Thursday's hearing a two-day jury trial for May 12-13 for the teacher, Brianne Lane Altice. The trial will be held...

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13-year-old Riverdale girl shares cautionary tale of online sexual predator

Isabel Gurule, 13, seen at her Riverdale home Thursday, became friends with “Jon Anders” on a social media website. “Anders” told her he was a 15-year-old living in Salt Lake City, but he’s really Luis Salguero, a 27-year-old whom police are calling an online sexual predator. He was caught lurking in Isabel’s neighborhood after midnight and faces charges of enticing a minor. He is also facing charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after he told police he had sex with a 15-year-old Roy girl. He faces charges in Salt Lake City and is under investigation in Hawaii. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Scott Schwebke
Mar 9 2013 - 11:08pm

RIVERDALE -- Isabel Gurule thought she had made a new online friend. His name was Jon Anders, a fresh-faced 15-year-old from Salt Lake City.On Feb. 23, the Riverdale 13-year-old and Anders connected through the social networking site meetme.com. Over the next three days, they chatted briefly over the phone and had a few flirty conversations via...

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VIDEO: Altice's attorney files a motion to dismiss rape charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 22 2014 - 1:42pm

FARMINGTON --- The attorney for a former Davis High School English teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss the rape charges against her.Brianne Land Altice, 34, of South Weber, is charged with three counts of first-degree felony rape. She is accused of having sex with the teenager,...

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VIDEO: Ex-charter school coach sentenced to prison for sex with teen girl

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 11:58am

FARMINGTON --  Jaime Heiner, 17, is glad the man who sexually abused her is heading to prison for four consecutive terms."I was afraid he would get leniency," Heiner said after the sentencing hearing on Thursday for former charter school basketball coach Stephen Paul Niedzwiecki in 2nd District Court. 

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VIDEO: Layton man speaks up for Bible-quoting twin accused of sodomizing girl

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:44am

FARMINGTON -- Tom Butler believes someone has set up his twin brother."They think he's a flight risk," Tom Butler said after the court hearing for Timothy Morgan Butler on Tuesday before Judge Glen Dawson. "They don't even have any evidence.They say I can't get up and say anything."

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VIDEO: Sex with Davis High student: Altice denies felony rape charges

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 28 2014 - 8:13am

FARMINGTON -- A former Davis High School English teacher entered not guilty pleas to first-degree felonies a week after a 16-year-old boy testified about his sexual relationship with her. Judge Thomas L. Kay also scheduled during Thursday's hearing a two-day jury trial for May 12-13 for the teacher, Brianne Lane Altice. The trial will be held...

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13-year-old Riverdale girl shares cautionary tale of online sexual predator

Isabel Gurule, 13, seen at her Riverdale home Thursday, became friends with “Jon Anders” on a social media website. “Anders” told her he was a 15-year-old living in Salt Lake City, but he’s really Luis Salguero, a 27-year-old whom police are calling an online sexual predator. He was caught lurking in Isabel’s neighborhood after midnight and faces charges of enticing a minor. He is also facing charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after he told police he had sex with a 15-year-old Roy girl. He faces charges in Salt Lake City and is under investigation in Hawaii. (KERA WILLIAMS/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Scott Schwebke
Mar 9 2013 - 11:08pm

RIVERDALE -- Isabel Gurule thought she had made a new online friend. His name was Jon Anders, a fresh-faced 15-year-old from Salt Lake City.On Feb. 23, the Riverdale 13-year-old and Anders connected through the social networking site meetme.com. Over the next three days, they chatted briefly over the phone and had a few flirty conversations via...

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