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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A Clearfield man has been accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled Ogden woman.

Daniel Lopez Chavez, 45, was arraigned in 2nd District Court Wednesday on charges of first-degree felony forcible sodomy and second-degree felony forcible sex abuse.

Ogden Detective Tim Scott said the parents of the 21-year-old woman said she has the mental capacity of an 18-month-old.

Chavez is an acquaintance of the woman's father, the detective said.

He said that on an Aug. 5, the father found Chavez with his partially clothed daughter.

Chavez and the father scuffled. The father received a broken leg, and the Chavez received serious cuts from broken glass, Scott said.

Forensic exams provided enough evidence to arrest Chavez, the detective said.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 6.

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

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