New sex charges filed against Utah youth counselor

Jul 8 2011 - 7:05am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Prosecutors have amended a criminal complaint filed against a counselor at a southern Utah residential center for troubled teens to include more serious sex charges.

Court records show Eric Allen Glosson now faces four counts of first-degree felony sodomy along with six other lesser felonies.

Garfield County prosecutors filed the amended charges Wednesday in Panguitch's (PANG'-witch) 6th District Court.

An original court filing alleged the 28-year-old Tucson, Ariz., man had sexual contact with teens at Silverado Academy on at least nine occasions dating back to April.

Sheriff's investigators say at least seven male victims have been identified.

A court clerk says the new court papers were sealed because the victims are minors.

Defense attorney Dale Sessions declined to comment on the case Thursday.

An arraignment is set for Aug. 4.

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