By Mark LaRocco
Hyrum resident Anthony Earl Migliori, 42, made his first appearance in 1st District Court Tuesday, facing charges of child sexual abuse and sexual battery of a 44-year old woman.
Migliori was charged on April 14 with sexual battery, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three counts of forcible sexual abuse.
At the request of Rich Gallegos, Migliori's attorney, a status hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. April 29.
The case opened April 14 when Lt. Von Williamson of the Cache County Sheriff's Office said that a 44-year old woman reported that Migliori had sexually assaulted her. The charge is a class A misdemeanor.
During the questioning of the woman, deputies gathered the information they needed regarding the continuing investigation of possible child sexual abuse. According to the warrant, Migliori was arrested and charged on "probable cause."
Williamson said that aggravated sexual abuse of a child and forcible sex abuse are first- and second-degree felonies, respectively.
"The is [Migliori's] first arrest for this offense," said arresting officer, Detective David Peatross.
Although Migliori was arrested last Monday, deputies learned that some of the occurrences of sexual abuse date to 2000. Representatives of the Children's Justice Center pinpointed most of the dates of the offenses because the child recorded the incidents in a journal, said Peatross in the Information.
Judge Thomas Willmore set bail at $50,000. When Migliori learned of the amount, he immediately contacted a local bail bondsman and was released on bail.