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Cedar City man faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child

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Posted at 6:34 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 09:57:48-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A Cedar City man is facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after five alleged victims stated the man touched them inappropriately.

According to a statement of probable cause, Milford Haley, 50 of Cedar City, faces 10 charges of aggravated sex abuse of a child as first-degree felonies.

Police state that officers interviewed a young girl who reported the man had touched her inappropriately on several occasions over the course of three or four years. Iron County Sheriff’s Office states a total of four other alleged victims also reported similar incidents.

The original victim said the abuse occurred when she was 4 or 5 years old, and the most recent incident was when she was 8. Two other victims were 7 years old when the alleged abuse occurred.

The alleged assaults occurred inside homes and inside a vehicle as the man took young girls to purchase ice cream. Several of the victims reported being abused on multiple occasions.

The PC statement indicates the alleged offenses occurred between 2004 and 2016.

Police began interviewing the victims in February, and charges were filed in court May 18.