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Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Multiple Children Bound Over For Trial, Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of sexually abusing five children in Cache Valley appeared in 1st District Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Fernando Carrillo, 48, faces 11 first-degree felonies: two counts of rape of a child and nine counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Charges were filed against Carrillo in July; the child rape charges were initially filed as counts of attempted rape of a child.


During the hearing, Cache County prosecutor Dane Murray submitted to the court four recorded interviews of alleged victims disclosing being sexually abused. Murray argued for Carrillo to be bound over on the charges as each alleged victim said they had been touched inappropriately and one child’s statement indicated she had been raped at least twice. Read the rest of the story on


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