October 07, 2005

Montoya's attorney: Too much time has passed


Friday, October 7, 2005

By Loretta Park
Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau

OGDEN -- The statute of limitations has run out on two charges filed in Weber County against Aaron Marcos Montoya, says Montoya's defense attorney.

Ed Brass filed a motion Thursday in 2nd District Court contending the two charges of first-degree aggravated sexual abuse of a child against Montoya were reported five years ago by the child to the Division of Child and Family Services.

The Weber County charges are in connection with allegations that Montoya inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl on two occasions while riding a WaveRunner at Pineview Reservoir.

Judge Michael D. Lyon set Oct. 20 for a motion hearing. ...

Montoya, 33, of Syracuse, is serving four sentences of five years to life in the Utah State Prison. He was convicted by a jury in August on four counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Three girls, now ages 6 and 7, testified that Montoya touched them inappropriately when they were 5 and 6 in December 2004 in a Syracuse Primary class for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Posted by kshaw at October 7, 2005 08:25 AM