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Third child sex abuse case opened against Morgan County man

By Mark Shenefelt - | Dec 2, 2021

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MORGAN — A 53-year-old Morgan County man faces a third set of charges related to the alleged sexual abuse of young children.

Jeffrey Curtis Horrocks already was held in the Weber County Jail in Ogden on two earlier cases when a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested him on the new case Tuesday.

A probable cause statement said the latest case stems from examination of data from a home video system in Horrocks’ residence in Peterson. The system was seized on Dec. 7, 2020, when Horrocks was first arrested. The sheriff’s office said it received the results of a forensic examination of the video data on Nov. 13 and built the case based on the footage found.

The footage from six days in 2020 showed Horrocks allegedly sexually abusing a prepubescent girl, the arrest affidavit said. Charges based on the video footage include two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, four misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child and a third-degree felony charge of dealing in materials harmful to a minor.

In the 2020 case, Horrocks is charged with six felony counts, including first-degree felony sodomy on a child. The alleged victim in the case is a prepubescent boy.

One month later, sheriff’s deputies arrested Horrocks for the alleged aggravated sexual abuse of the same prepubescent girl.

In all, Horrocks faces 16 criminal charges. He is held without bail.

A jury trial in the case involving the male victim is scheduled to begin March 2 before 2nd District Judge Noel Hyde.


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