SSL man arrested on multiple child sex abuse counts

Posted at 7:18 PM, Feb 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-20 21:18:17-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – A 47-year-old South Salt Lake man has been arrested on multiple counts of sexual child molestation.

South Salt Lake police say Richard James Hitt was living in the basement apartment of a residence near 3900 South and 300 East and had made friends with the family living upstairs.

According to charging documents, between July and November 2012, Hitt sexually abused two girls, ages 16 and 10, in his apartment.

Hitt was arrested without incident on Wednesday on three counts of first degree felony object rape, one count of first degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of second degree felony forcible sexual abuse.

Anyone with additional information about Hitt is asked to contact South Salt Lake Police at 801-840-4000.