Utah National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing 2 young girls
(KUTV)- A Utah National Guardsman could spend the rest of his life in prison over the sexual abuse of two girls.
The allegations were first made against Eric Gordon Fell on New Year’s Day, by the victims’ mother.
The two girls involved are currently aged 15 and 11. The abuse is believed to have occurred over the span of 10 years, in Roy, Eagle Mountain and on Hill Air Force base.
When arrested and questioned by police on January 10th, Fell admitted to at least some of the allegations.
He’s charged with 3 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Each felony carries a sentence of 5 years to life in prison.
More charges could be coming from the other jurisdictions.
2 News received the following statement from the National Guard:
Alleged behavior such as this is disturbing, not in keeping with the values of the National Guard, and is not tolerated in our formations. We will support law enforcement, as appropriate, in support of the legal proceedings while ensuring the member's due process rights. Any further potential administrative or adverse action will be pending the results of the civilian proceedings.