Orem man arrested for reportedly sexually abusing child weekly

August 22, 2016

An Orem man was booked into Utah County Jail Friday afternoon on suspicion of sexually abusing a child at least weekly.

Police reports state the victim, an 11-year-old girl, told Orem police officers that the suspect, Joseph Johnson had “tried to French kiss her.”

The 11-year-old said Johnson, 44, had touched her inappropriately in her private areas several times, telling police it “made her feel gross,” reports state.

The victim reported to police the abuse happened about once a week.

Johnson told police he denies all sexual abuse allegations.

Johnson was booked into Utah County Jail on suspicion of 10 first-degree felonies of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.