Former Ogden Fire official pleads guilty to crimes against 2 Utah County children

Greg Chamberlain. Photo: Utah County

PROVO, Utah, March 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A former Ogden City deputy fire chief has accepted a plea deal after being charged with abuse of two minors in Utah County.

Greg J. Chamberlain, 63, pleaded guilty to:

  • Aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony
  • Forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony

In exchange for his plea, entered on Tuesday, the following charges were dismissed with prejudice:

  • Forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony
  • Object rape, a first-degree felony
  • A second count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony

According to a probable cause statement, Chamberlain was arrested after an investigation into the abuse of two girls, ages 11 and 16, which reportedly took place in Provo and Springfield.

Chamberlain, who held a position of trust in the girls’ lives, was accused of touching them under their clothing, among other acts.

“The 16 year old advised Chamberlain would touch her on multiple occasions…,” the probable cause statement says.

“She advised Chamberlain often told her he was unable to control himself (and) not to tell anyone what he was doing.”

Officials from the Springville Police Department first learned of the accusations when a resident of that city alerted them in June of last year. He was arrested the next month, and released after posting a $30,000 cash-only bail.

Chamberlain’s sentencing is scheduled for April 16.

He was employed for the Ogden City Fire Department between 1983 to 2012.


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