FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl three times in the past six months, according to charging documents. 

Robert David Adams, 47, was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies. 

The 11-year-old girl first told her sister about the alleged abuse, then told her mother, charging documents say. The girl was later interviewed at the Children's Justice Center where she detailed three separate occasions where Adams allegedly touched her inappropriately. 

During one incident, the girl told investigators that she tried to get away but Adams allegedly grabbed her by the wrist and leg to prevent her from getting away, charging documents say. 

Adams later met with the girl's mother and "his ecclesiastical leader" and allegedly confessed to the crimes, saying he "molested" the child three times in six months, according to a probable cause statement. 

Adams is being held at the Davis County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday morning. Adams' case has been assigned to Judge David Hamilton and has an attorney listed in court documents. 

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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