Convicted sex offender pleads guilty to new child sex abuse charges

Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 17:00:34-05

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to new charges of child sexual abuse in a Brigham City

Lynn Esplin

Lynn Esplin

courtroom in January.

On Jan. 4, Lynn K. Esplin, 68, of Howell, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual abuse of a child, one count of forcible sexual abuse and one count of lewdness involving a child, according to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office. Esplin was sentenced to five years to life in the Utah State Prison and will not be eligible for parole until 2041.

Esplin was first convicted of sexual abuse of a child in 2001 and sentenced to one year in jail, according to the sheriff’s office. At that time, he was ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

In 2013, the sheriff’s office began investigating allegations of sexual abuse of child, which led to charges being filed against Esplin in January 2014.

Before the case came to trial, the sheriff’s office reports, two additional victims came forward claiming they were sexually abused by Esplin.

The allegations were also added to Esplin’s charges.