Police: Utah man charged for sexually abusing 9-10-year-old boy in 2004

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Weber County man has been charged for sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy he was mentoring in 2004. 

Based on charging documents filed in March the victim reported in January 2017 to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office that Bart Fife, 56, had sexually abused him when he was about 10-years-old. 

The victim said the two spent time together as part of a youth mentorship program and the abuse started after he caught the defendant watching a pornographic video, documents stated. 

The victim said the man touched his privates and sexually assaulted him. He also said when he stayed the night with Fife, he would wake up to him sexually assaulting him. 

Records showed the boy and Fife were matched together from March 2004 to November 2005 when the victim was 9 and 10-years-old. The victim said the sexual abuse lasted through the entire mentorship program. 

In March 2019, Fife was interviewed at the Sheriff’s Office where he confessed to multiple incidents of sexually abusing the boy, documents state.

Fife has been charged with five counts first-degree felony sodomy of a child and five counts first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child. 

He was booked into the Weber County Jail but was released after posting a $200,000 bond.

Fife does not have any other criminal history in Utah.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-888-421-1100. 

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