PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 33-year-old Pleasant Grove man has pleaded guilty to reduced child sex charges in a case that prosecutors say involved five children. The Daily Herald reports that the amended charges against Andrew Bishop included first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse and second-degree sexual abuse of a child. Sentencing was scheduled Feb. 1.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police have arrested two of three men they believe sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl. Court records show Christopher Casias and Reagis Cobb were charged last week in the Dec. 11 assaults. Both men are in their 20s. Police say Casias, Cobb and a third unidentified man took the teenager to a home where she was given drugs and alcohol. The Deseret News reports both were placed in the Salt Lake County Jail.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge in Salt Lake City will allow a jury to hear allegations that a Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer had four previous victims. Judge David Nuffer ruled that there is no legal reason to toss out what the women said about Timothy Vafeades (vah-fee-AH-des).
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A baby couldn't wait for the hospital over the weekend, coming into the world in her parent's truck on the shoulder of Interstate 15. KUTV reports that Kirsten Allred of Eagle Mountain gave birth to her daughter, Anne, with the help of her husband and a phone call to an emergency dispatcher. Paramedics arrived about five minutes later.
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