A 54 year old American Fork man has been arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. This occurred in Eagle Mountain.
PRESS RELEASE: January 11, 2018 - On January 7, 2018 Deputies met a man and woman in Eagle Mountain who said three of their daughters had been sexually abused by a family member. Detectives with the Utah County Sheriff's Office also spoke to the parents and later interviewed the children. The children disclosed that between May 26th and June 1st, 2017 they were sexually abused when the parents were away from home and the children were home with a babysitter. The girls are all under age 10. The suspect, Richard Craig Watson, age 54, of American Fork, was arrested today and booked into the Utah County Jail on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Both are 1st degree felonies. Watson has previously been on the Utah Sex Offender Registry, and has also been previously convicted of lewdness and failing to register as a sex offender. He is currently on probation with the Utah Department of Adult Probation and Parole. Bail has not yet been set for these charges.
Detectives believe it is likely Watson has victimized others. Anyone who might have been victimized by Watson, or knows anyone who has been victimized by him, should contact Detectives with the Utah County Sheriff's Office at (801)851-4010. For other questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO