Prominent Business Man Accused of Sex Abuse

Prominent Business Man Accused of Sex Abuse

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- An 82-year-old prominent Utah businessman has been charged with sexually abusing a girl.

Dale Paul Glade was scheduled for a roll call hearing before 3rd District Judge Royal Hansen on Monday. The judge set a new roll call hearing date for Nov. 28, according to Glade's attorney, Gregory Skordas.

Glade is charged with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and one class A misdemeanor count of lewdness involving a child,.

He is accused of touching a girl in a sexual manner and exposing himself to her between 1999 and 2001, according to court documents.

Glade was elected president of the former Glade Candy Company in 1963. His father, James Vernon Glade, was one of the company's founders.

The firm, which has changed its name to Taffy Town, is known for its salt water taffy.

Dale Glade was prominent in Utah and national business circles. He was on the board of directors of the National Confectioners Association for several years and was its national vice president for two years.

He also was active in the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club and served as president of the Utah Manufacturers Association.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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