81-year-old Orem man arrested for child sex abuse


    81-year-old Orem man arrested for child sex abuse (Photo: Utah County Jail)

    (KUTV) An 81-year-old Orem man has been arrested for child sex abuse, according to the Orem Police Department.

    The Division of Child and Family Services notified the Orem PD about a 14-year-old victim who came forward about the abuse.

    A sex crime detective with Orem PD investigated the incident and subsequently arrested 81-year-old Kenneth Higa for six counts of aggravated forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape.

    Orem PD said it Higa has been around children for at least 30 years and fears he may have more victims. If you or someone you know has any information, the department asks that you call (801) 299-7070 and ask to speak with Detective Johnson.


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