Man Accused of Molestation Pleads Guilty to Amended Charge

Man Accused of Molestation Pleads Guilty to Amended Charge

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(Provo-AP) -- An Orem man whose home was a McGruff Crime Dog safe house where he allegedly molested children has pleaded guilty to one charge and has more charges pending.

Thirty-nine-year-old Carl Jensen is accused of raping and sodomizing children over the past ten years.

In exchange for Jensen's pleading guilty to the amended charge, fourth District Judge Anthony Schofield dismissed two other charges. The remaining charges will be addressed at Jensen's sentencing June ninth.

Defense attorney Mike Esplin said that severing the three charges filed by two of Jensen's relatives "gives us a shot at the other counts."

The remaining charges involve two other relatives and two neighborhood children who accused him of repeatedly sexually abusing them since 1992.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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