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Preliminary Hearing Set For Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children

A 74-year-old man accused of sexually abusing children was set to appear for a preliminary hearing during his 1st District Court appearance on Wednesday.

Roberto Gustavo Ponce faces 10 counts of first-degree aggravated sexual abuse of a child for incidents alleged to have happened around Jan. 1.


During his appearance in court via video call from the Cache County Jail, Ponce’s defense counsel asked the court for a preliminary hearing to determine probable cause for the charges leveled against him.


The hearing is slated for April 21. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.