PARK CITY, Utah (News4utah) – A man facing child abuse charges for allegedly assaulting several teen girls dressed as zombies in Park City last September has accepted a plea deal.
Charging documents state that Drew Stephen Hyde, 56, assaulted the girls who were scaring pedestrians outside the Egyptian Theater in Park City on September 22. The girls, whose ages range from 13-16, were dressed up as zombies to promote Odyssey Dance Theater’s yearly production of “Thriller”.
When the girls attempted to scare Hyde, he reacted by punching and shoving the girls.
Hyde told police his daughter was hysterical and he could not tell the ages of the zombies as it was dark.
All the girls were checked put by medical personnel and had several bruises but none of the injuries were severe.
Hyde was given a plea and abeyance for two charges of assault. The original five counts of child abuse were dismissed. Hyde must comply with all conditions outlined in the order for 12 months without any further violations of the law.
He was also ordered to write a letter of apology to the victims in the case.