October 21, 2005

Ex-Primary teacher pleads


Friday, October 21, 2005

By Loretta Park
Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau

FARMINGTON -- Aaron Marcos Montoya pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child that encompassed six victims over a five-year period.

Montoya, who has grown a beard, was dressed in an orange prison uniform and was handcuffed and shackled. He was immediately sentenced to five years to life in prison, to be served after he finishes current sentences for other sex offenses.

Prosecutors agreed to dismiss two charges Montoya faced in Weber County and five of six charges in Davis County in exchange for the guilty plea.

During the hearing, three fathers and one mother spoke directly to Judge Thomas L. Kay, chastising him for his remarks to parents during Montoya's Sept. 26 sentencing hearing when the judge suggested they stop making their children victims.

"We never once had that desire," one father said.

Posted by kshaw at October 21, 2005 10:16 AM