SLC Man Charged With Sex Abuse of Two Boys

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 42-year-old man has been charged with sexually abusing two children he met at the Salt Lake City Library earlier this year.

Ronald Bruce Howard was charged yesterday with four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and one count of failure to register as a sex offender.

Salt Lake City police spokesman Dwayne Baird says after Howard met three young brothers at the library, he gave them a ride home and befriended their parents.

Court documents says from August to October 29th, Howard allegedly touched two of the boys inappropriately. Police say the boys were ages eight and ten.

According to court records, in 1997, Howard pleaded guilty to a sexual abuse charge involving a child.

Baird says police are continuing their investigation to see if there are any other victims.

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

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