51-year-old man arrested for sexually abusing young girl several times, starting when she was 5

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 51 year old man was booked into jail on Friday for sexually abusing a young girl several times when she was between the ages of five and nine.

According to charging documents filed on April 18, a 13-year old girl told police that between 2011 and 2015, Phuoc Ngoc Nguyen, would watch her and her siblings at night while her mother worked.

She said during that time, when no other adult was around, Nguyen did things to her she did not like.

She recalled one incident when he woke her up and had her go into her mother’s bedroom and he took off his clothes and made her perform sexual acts on him.

In another incident Nguyen took her blanket off her bed, put her on the floor, he started touching her all over her body. He then sexually assaulted her and tried to rape her. 

A $750,000 warrant was issued for his arrest on April 18 and he was booked into jail on May 17 on three-first degree felony counts including sodomy on a child, aggravated sex abuse of a child and rape of a child.

If convicted, Nguyen faces 15 years to life on each count. 

A current ICE hold has been placed on his booking record as Nguyen is a citizen of Vietnam. 

A background check for Nguyen shows he was convicted of attempted sexual solicitation in 2017 after he called police to report he took a prostitute to his home for sex and she attempted to leave without providing him with what he paid for. 

He was also convicted of criminal mischief 2004 and soliciting a prostitute in 1993. 

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