37-year-old man charged with forcible sexual abuse against teenager

Monday , August 21, 2017 - 3:02 PM

NADIA PFLAUM, Standard-Examiner Staff

Editor’s note: This story has been altered to remove information that could potentially identify the victim.

OGDEN — A 37-year-old man has been charged with forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony; aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony; and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. 

James Thomas Millus was arrested Aug. 15 at approximately 2:30 a.m. after a deputy with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched on a sexual assault call.

When the deputy arrived at the home in unincorporated Weber County, the alleged perpetrator called the victim’s guardian and threatened to commit suicide, according to charging documents.

The victim, a teenager under the age of 17, allegedly had written a letter describing what Millus had done.

Officials say the victim told authorities with the Children’s Justice Center that the alleged behavior had been going on for approximately a year and a half.

Over the phone, the sheriff’s deputy was able to convince Millus not to harm himself and to turn himself in.

Millus is scheduled to appear in Ogden’s Second District Court on Aug. 24. If convicted for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, Millus could face 15 years to life in prison.

Contact reporter Nadia Pflaum at npflaum@standard.net

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