Parowan man found guilty of sexually abusing 10-year-old


A 71-year-old Parowan man has been discovered responsible on Friday of sexually abusing a 10-year-old woman who had visited his dwelling. (Joe Belanger, Alamy)

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CEDAR CITY — A 71-year-old Parowan man has been discovered responsible of sexually abusing a 10-year-old woman who had visited his dwelling.

An eight-member jury returned their unanimous verdict Friday, discovering Darcy F. Anderson responsible on all three counts, particularly aggravated sexual abuse of a kid, a first-degree felony, and two second-degree felony counts of kid intercourse abuse.

The jury deliberated for over two hours earlier than reaching its verdict on the third and last day of the trial, which befell in fifth District Court docket in Cedar Metropolis earlier than Choose Ann Marie McIff Allen.

The accusations stemmed from an incident that befell almost two years in the past at Anderson’s dwelling in Parowan, the place a bunch of younger neighborhood women often would present as much as obtain treats and small items from Anderson.

On Could 28, 2020, a couple of of the women had gone inside Anderson’s dwelling to observe a video and eat cookies, in accordance with the charging paperwork. Throughout that go to, prosecutors alleged that Anderson inappropriately touched or molested one of many women on two separate events.

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