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Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children Waives Preliminary Hearing

A 74-year-old man facing multiple child sexual abuse felonies waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Roberto Gustavo Ponce appeared in 1st District Court via video conference call from the Cache County Jail. Ponce faces 10 counts of first-degree aggravated sexual abuse of a child filed with the court last month.


During the appearance, Ponce elected to waive the right to his preliminary hearing under advisement of his attorney, who told the court it may lead to a more favorable resolution for his client.


Ponce is set to appear before the court again for a pretrial conference on May 5. 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.