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Former S. Ogden teacher, BSA leader charged with child sex abuse

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Oct 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-22 17:26:34-04

SOUTH OGDEN — A former South Ogden teacher and Boy Scout leader was arrested on charges of sexual abuse of child, South Ogden Police said Tuesday.

Kenneth Prince, 61, was booked into Weber County Jail Monday on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. If convicted he could face 15 years to life in prison.

Prince was originally arrested Sept. 24 on five counts of sexual exploitation of minor, a second-degree felony.

The charges were a result of images of child pornography reportedly found on his home computer, police said.

South Ogden Police believe there are more victims and are asking anyone who feels they may have been exploited or victimized by Prince to call police dispatch at 801-629-8221.

Prince attempted suicide last month after he drank liquid mercury, police said.

Police officials said Prince also cut himself with a knife after leaving a suicide note.

“He had left a note suggesting he had nothing left to live for and made some apologies to family and that kind of thing,” said Gary Jensen, Police Chief of Logan City Police Department. “He didn’t want to go to prison for the rest of his life.”