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New Charge Filed Against Former Harrisville LDS Bishop

New Charge Filed Against Former Harrisville LDS Bishop

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Ashley Hayes Reporting A former Harrisville LDS bishop was in court this afternoon in Ogden. In addition to a new charge, a judge raised Timothy McCleve's bail.

An additional felony charge of sexual abuse of a child has been filed in court for Timothy McCleve. A fourth victim has come forward outside of the original family.

New Charge Filed Against Former Harrisville LDS Bishop

As a result, the judge raised McCleve's bail from $60,000 to $100,000. He's accused of abusing three sisters between the ages of six and 12. The girls came forward after seeing media reports of sexual abuse involving school teacher Frank Lane Hall.

Police say McCleve abused the girls inside their Harrisville home when their parents weren't around. McCleve faces felony abuse charges for using his position as a former bishop to gain access to the girls from a position of trust.

There was some questions about whether he might be a flight risk and that might be the reason that the bail was raised, but Eyewitness News can't confirm that.

The judge raised bail by $30,000 when normally an additional second degree felony charge would be $10,000. His bail is set at $100,000. His bail bondsman was in court with him. McCleve is expected to make bail.

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