(KUTV) Unified Police has apprehended a man who is now charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at a Kearns park.
Prosecutors charged Fred Hendrick Garcia, 40, Monday morning with aggravated sexual abuse of a child after the teen identified him as the man who assaulted her in at David Gourley Park in Kearns.
According to the victim, Garcia held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her as he sexually assaulted her.
The assault happened in March 2015, but the victim did not contact police until March 2017. A Unified Police detective stated in charging documents that he received several tips that indicated Garcia was the attacker.
Garcia, who police say is transient, was identified in a photo lineup.
Unified Police say that Garcia is currently in the Utah State Hospital.