Provo Utah (ABC 4 News) – A Lehi man, whose wife runs a daycare in now facing more charges.
And a district court judge refused to let him be with his own children unless supervised by an adult.
An attorney for Alfredo Vargas sought to free his client from a previous order that would let him be with his own young daughters.
“We have no comment,” his attorney Mike Epslin told ABC 4 News following Thursday’s hearing.
But the mothers of the alleged victims were also in court and were upset they can’t get a judge or the school district to stop him from coming to their school.
“One of our children has seen him and it’s a setback to his therapy,” says the mother who didn’t want to be identified. “It’s frightening to see him.”
Thursday, the judge refused to extend a protective order preventing him from visiting the elementary school where his children attend.
A spokesperson with the Alpine School District says they can’t legally stop him from coming to the school.
“The police are in touch with him, they know where he is at all times,” says Rhonda Bromley with the district. “There are certain criteria that he can do or not do. But the principal doesn’t have the right (to keep him away) unless the police say he is in violation.
The state Department of Health yanked the Vargas' daycare operating license in December. A spokesman for the department says Vargas' brother was officially licensed as the operator and the brother no longer lives at the home where the daycare operated out of.
But mothers of the alleged victims say the Vargas family may be babysitting children at the home.
A spokesman for the state Health department says that's not illegal as long as there are four children or less at one time at the home and for only four hours.
Meanwhile, Vargas now faces 30-counts of child sex abuse involving a daycare that his wife operates. The judge set a preliminary hearing July 23 and July 25.