OGDEN — Police have seized hundreds of DVDs and video cassettes from the home of a Plain City man accused of sexually abusing a child roughly 15 years ago and allegedly filming the sexual abuse.
Bart Duane Fife, 56, was charged last month with five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child — person in position of trust and five counts of sodomy on a child, all first-degree felonies.
Charging documents allege that the victim in this case, who is now an adult, disclosed in 2017 that he was sexually abused by Fife. The abuse took place between March 2004 and November 2005 when the victim was nine and 10 years old.
Fife had access to the child through a “youth mentorship program” and the two were paired together for months. The victim said the sexual abuse occurred throughout the months the two were paired up.
The abuse began when the victim allegedly caught Fife watching a pornographic video before he was sexually assaulted by Fife. The victim described the video as including “another male from the mentorship program,” according to the affidavit. “The existence of that video was corroborated by another male who had seen part of the video, and corroborated by the person filmed in the video,” charging documents allege.
Fife was advised of his Miranda rights before he allegedly confessed to sexually abusing the boy and detailed the abuse.
According to a search warrant recently made public, police searched Fife’s home and seized 759 video tapes and 172 DVDs.
Police also reportedly seized an award and certificate from Big Brothers and Big Sisters from Fife’s home.
Fife posted bond and was released from the Weber County Jail on March 21, according to court records. He was being held in lieu of a $200,000 bondable bail.
Fife’s next court hearing is scheduled for May 7 in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.