OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 22, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A Weber County man was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to reduced charges in a forcible abuse case.
James Thomas Millus, 37, admitted to aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.
Additional charges dropped in exchange for his plea were forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony, and forcible sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.
Millus was sentenced to 15 years to life in the Utah State Prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $1,500 plus interest.
According to court documents, the arrest came after a 14-year-old girl wrote her mother a letter detailing a sexual assault she said took place that morning at their residence, in an unincorporated area of Weber County.
The mother came home and confronted Millus, who left the residence, according to court documents. The mother called deputies, who responded and looked at the letter, the statement says. While she was with them, Millus reportedly called the woman, expressing remorse and threatening suicide.
The deputy talked the suspect into turning himself in, and Millus was booked into the Weber County Jail.