New charges filed against Orem man after third alleged victim comes forward with stories of child sex abuse

Lincoln Gygi. Photo Courtesy: Utah County

OREM, Oct. 31, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — An Orem man charged in August with multiple counts of abuse and lewdness involving children now faces additional charges after a third alleged victim has come forward.

Lincoln A. Gygi, 31, now faces additional charges four new charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two new charges of lewdness involving a child.

The new charges bring Gygi’s total charges to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony; and 12 counts of lewdness involving a child, a class A misdemeanor.

The alleged victims were two males and one female. All reports were delayed.

In the case filed this week, the abuse of the male victim allegedly happened in the approximate 2003-2004 time period, the charging document says. At that time, the victim was at 7 or 8 years old, and he was at least 10 when the abuse ended, the statement says.

Gygi was approximately 16 to 19 at the time, the charging documents say.

“(The) victim disclosed that defendant was viewed as a mentor in the neighborhood and children would frequent his home in Orem to play games,” the statement says. “Defendant began inviting victim to play alone with him. Defendant would ‘lure’ victim in with the offer of playing with certain toys.

“(The) defendant then began asking victim to play ‘dares’ with him.”

The dares began with touching underwear in the dresser of Gygi’s sister, and progressed to a wiggling game that lasted until the boy’s clothes came off, the statement says. Naked touching then occurred, it says.

In the case filed in August, the charges filed stemmed from incidents from about three years earlier, involving a boy and a girl, reported to be 9 and 8 at that time.

The female victim told officers that Gygi had “dared” the her and the boy “to take their clothes off and run around naked. (She) said this occurred more than once.” She also said that Gygi had dropped his pants and underwear, and had her touch is penis.

Gygi was transported to the Orem Police station and interviewed, and confirmed he knew he was there to discuss the alleged abuse because the male victim had warned him a month earlier.

Post Mirada, “Lincoln said he felt bad that he and (the two victims) had engaged in ‘dares’ or ‘challenges’ which involved all of them taking off their clothes and running around naked.”

Gygi said it occurred between 10 and 20 times, the charging document said.

He also confirmed lying on a bed, naked, with the girl, with skin-to-skin contact on three occasions. Gygi said he had told the female victim touch his penis, and he confirmed her vague memory of him touching her vagina.

Gygi said the abuse went on for about a year, and that a third child was present on one occasion.


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