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DA files 7 felony counts against woman arrested for sex abuse of a child

Alavina Florreich (Photo: Police)

(KUTV) A woman arrested on suspicion of 130 counts involving sex abuse has had formal charges filed of seven felony counts, including aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Alavina Fungaihea Florreich could face life in prison if she is found guilty of even one of the counts filed by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill.

Florreich was previously booked into Salt Lake County jail on 70 counts of sex abuse of a child, 60 counts of sex abuse of a minor and one count of lewdness involving a child. Officials say the counts involve only one victim, but did not disclose Florreich's relationship to the victim other than to say 'it does not appear that the victim was a family member."

The court documents say she had been sexually assaulting the boy from 1999 to 2009.

Florreich had been working in the victim's home where a home schooling program was operated. On Tuesday, she was out of jail on bail.

The probable cause documents reveal that the victim detailed for police some of the abuse that happened when he was around 9 or 10 years old. He said the abuse included mutual touching many times. The victim told police that the woman convinced him that she was teaching him to be a good husband and that between the ages of 7 to 18, she touched his penis many times.

The documents say that Florreich admitted to police that she touched the boy and that she showed him her breasts and said, according to the documents, it was "all part of the boy's curiosity" and "learning."

Five of the seven counts were for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony in Utah. Florreich likely fits the legal description outlines in the documents as a person who occupied a position of special trust in relation to the victim and includes adults who might be recreational leaders, athletic managers, coaches, teachers, counselors, religious leaders, doctors, employers, foster parents, babysitters or scout leaders.

One count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child is punishable by a prison term with a minimum mandatory term of three, six or nine years "and which may be for life" according to documents from the DA.

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