Trial begins for Millville man accused of child sex abuse charges

Dean Ferguson, 56, arrested May 19, 2014 on charges of sexual abuse of a child and object rape, both first-degree felonies. 

LOGAN — The trial for a 57-year-old Millville man, accused of sexually abusing several teenage girls, began Tuesday with jury selection and attorneys for both sides presenting their opening statements.

Court records show Dean A. Ferguson appeared in 1st District Court. He faces five charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies.

Ferguson was arrested May 19, 2014, after several teenage girls claimed he sexually abused them. Cache County Sheriff’s investigators interviewed the victims before charges were filed by the Cache County Attorney’s Office. He was later released from the Cache County Jail after posting a $25,000 bond.

The trial has been postponed several times as attorneys worked to line up expert witnesses.

Ferguson faces up to five-years-to-life in prison for each charge if found guilty. The trial is scheduled to run through Friday.

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