(KUTV) — A Heber man is facing several felony charges after being accused of raping and touching a young girl inappropriately during sleepovers at his home.
Dennis Skiby, 60, was charged in the Fourth District Court with two counts of rape of a child, a first-degree felony and two counts of sodomy upon a child, a first-degree felony, court documents state.
A family member of the girl reported to police on Sept. 2 that the girl was receiving inappropriate Snapchats from Skiby.
Court documents state Skiby messaged the girl "I want to make love to you so bad it makes my body shiver," "I miss you and I love you," and "Please make sure you delete these messages."
On the girl's phone, police also discovered a picture of the girl with Skiby in bed with his shirt off.
The girl and her mother agreed to meet with the police at the Wasatch County Children Justice Center for an interview.
The girl told the officer that Skiby is a "great guy" but that she didn't trust him because of what he did.
Court documents state the girl recalled a group of friends had watched a scary movie at Skiby's home and they slept in his bed. She said after this, she started sleeping in his bed during sleepovers and he would touch her inappropriately.
The girl said it happened "a lot."
Skiby also made the girl take off her pants, repeatedly touch his private parts, and raped her more than once, charging documents state.
The relationship between the girl and Skiby was intentionally left out of the story to protect the victim.
Individuals charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.