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With trial 3 days away, St. George chiropractor enters plea to sexual abuse charges from 2019

With a jury trial looming, 41-year-old Brent David Noorda entered a no contest plea to two second-degree felony counts for forcible sexual abuse and three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery.

With a jury trial looming, 41-year-old Brent David Noorda entered a no contest plea to two second-degree felony counts for forcible sexual abuse and three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. (Zolnierek, Shutterstock)


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ST. GEORGE — Four days before jury selection was to begin, a local chiropractor entered a plea to multiple charges filed in connection with a case that has lingered for nearly three years amid complications for both sides in a backlog of court filings.

With a jury trial looming, 41-year-old Brent David Noorda entered a no contest plea to two second-degree felony counts for forcible sexual abuse and three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, during what was initially scheduled as a motion hearing held before District Judge G. Michael Westfall on Friday.

The defendant originally was charged with 20 second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse, and under the terms of the plea agreement, the state filed an amended information listing two second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse charges and three misdemeanor sexual battery charges.

The case, originally filed in August 2019 following an investigation into a number of reports of alleged sexual misconduct, was forwarded to the St. George Police Department by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. The reports were filed under the premise that Noorda's actions possibly were criminal in nature and were then forwarded to law enforcement for further investigation.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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Cody Blowers
Cody Blowers is a reporter for St. George News. A graduate of Colorado Technical University, Cody earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in paralegal studies.

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