Man arrested for child sex abuse, multiple charges

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man was arrested Thursday at 11 a.m. in connection with the sexual abuse of two children after an investigation was initiated by the alleged victims.

The children came forward and made accusations against the man, an investigation ensued and the man was subsequently arrested, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

“As far as the details on that, due to the nature of the crime and age of the victims we cannot give any more information,” Despain said.

Police arrested Kirc Harold Wells, 37, of St. George and charged him with three counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree felony sodomy of a child.

Wells was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility and his bail at booking totals $100,000.

Ed. Note: Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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13 Comments

  • JOSH DALTON February 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    WE NEED DATLINE NBC to come to the STG. Chris Hanson would have a field day ruinning lives in this town.

    • Joanna February 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Agreed…there are plenty of St. Georgians who should be invited to sit down, have a glass of lemonade, and explain why he brought duct tape, condoms, and wine coolers to the home a 13-year old.

      • Julie February 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

        Joanna. Where did you hear or read that he brought duct tape, condoms, and wine coolers to a 13 year olds home? I would like to read that myself. Or is it a rumor?

        • JOSH DALTON February 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm

          You just have to watch Dateline NBC and you will have all the information you need,

      • Rebecca February 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        I’d also be curious to know where that information came from. Please tell more. Or better yet, contact the police to help the investigation.

        • Festus February 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

          Haha he’s not talkin about this case.. That’s how every episode of to catch a predator goes down… Silly ladies.
          But seriously I hope he gets it in prison..

    • Shauna February 15, 2014 at 2:40 am

      considering he is charged with 3 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and 2 counts of sodomy on a child, and both of these charges mean the child was less then 14 years old, he belongs in prison if he is convicted. I agree, sexual abuse of children in this state are out of control. How are there so many podos in one state?!? And think of what ISN”T reported? Yes, to catch a predator would be very busy here!

  • Nonbeliever February 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Thank goodness these children were strong enough to come forward. I hope that they receive the support and necessary treatment to heal from these horrific assaults.

  • Bub February 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Pedos gonna pedo.

    • Richard February 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Come on Bub…… U have so much to say all the time about absolutely nothing but then with a case like this u just shrug your shoulders.

      You’re about as low life as they come. Please find a hobby and stop commenting on every article. We don’t care what u have to say.

  • Real Life February 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Meanwhile in Colorado City, it’s just another day.

  • carolineredbrook February 15, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Crimes against children are so heinous that accused pedophiles like Wells578H, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky is now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, as an English teacher, has led numerous groups of schoolchildren on trips to the US, the UK and Ireland.. Pedophiles condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure they must be stopped ASAP!

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