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Pleasant Grove man charged with sexually abusing another boy

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Pleasant Grove man charged with sexually abusing another boy

By Pat Reavy, Deseret News | Posted - Oct. 30, 2019 at 8:21 a.m.

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OREM — Police have identified another boy who they say was sexually abuse by a Pleasant Grove man considered to be a mentor figure to his victims.

Lincoln A. Gygi, 30, was charged Tuesday in 4th District Court with four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and lewdness involving a child, a class A misdemeanor.

Gygi already faces five other counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child and 10 counts of lewdness involving a child. He was charged with those crimes in August.

According to the new charges, Gygi began sexually abusing the boy sometime between 2003 and 2004 when the boy was 7 to 8 years old. Gygi was between 16 and 19 years old at the time.

“Victim disclosed that defendant was viewed as a mentor in the neighborhood and children would frequent his home in Orem to play games,” according to charging documents.

Some of those were “dare” games that involved taking their clothes off and inappropriate touching, the charges state.

In August, Gygi was charged with similar crimes with both boys and girls. In those charges, prosecutors say he occupied a “position of special trust” with the victims.

In 2013, Gygi met a woman at a neighborhood barbecue “and became friendly with her” because “he had served a mission” to her home country, according to charging documents filed in August. The woman has two children, a boy and a girl. The girl was 8 at the time and the boy was 9.

Over time, police say Gygi built trust with the woman to the point he was allowed to take the children out on excursions.

“Eventually the defendant was giving the children gifts and taking them out on weekly trips to parks, to play soccer, to go out to eat, or to his house in Orem. (The girl) disclosed that during some of these outings, the defendant had the children run around his house or yard naked,” the charges state.

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