Man in jail on felony rape charges faces more sex abuse charges involving children

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John Gregory Adams, of Cedar City, Utah, booking photo posted June 17, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George/Cedar City News
John Gregory Adams, of Cedar City, Utah, booking photo posted June 17, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George/Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City man, already in jail on felony rape charges, now faces additional felony counts for sex crimes in a separate case involving children.

Cedar City Police arrested John Gregory Adams, 33, last week for sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and on two counts of lewdness involving a child, both third-degree felonies.

Adams was in the Iron County Correctional Facility on a $100,000 cash-only bail for three counts of first-degree felony rape when authorities slapped the additional charges on him. Bail was increased to $130,000 cash-only.

CCPD was also the arresting agency in the first case for what court documents allege was a series of incidents where Adams raped a female adult victim multiple times over the course of six years.

According to charging documents filed in 5th District Court for the second case, Adams denied to police having molested any children or exposing his genitals to them. However, Adams allegedly admitted in a private text to another individual that he had exposed himself to children several times, according to the documents.

“In a text to (another individual) on 06/16/16, John admitted to pulling his pants down in front of children saying, ‘I feel sick about it’,” the documents state.

Adams also allegedly confessed to viewing child pornography during the recorded interview at the police station.

While the suspect denied inappropriately touching any child, two children interviewed at the Iron County Children’s Justice Center described several incidents where Adams allegedly “abused” them.

In the first case involving rape, charging documents allege an adult female told officers at CCPD she had been the victim of repeated rapes over a number of years.

Adams allegedly gave the victim a “full written disclosure of all the incidents,”which she, in turn, gave police as evidence in the case.

Court records state Adams admitted to police that he penned the document.

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6 Comments

  • Bob July 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    well, considering this was in good ol’ cedar… was the rape victim his sister?

    • .... July 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      It’s Cedar not cedar. …will dumbob ever learn ?

  • Mean Momma July 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Sick… Throw away the key!

  • .... July 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Forget the process. get a bullet and take him out back !

  • Ron July 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Cellmate Bubba is salivating in anticipation, rubbing his hands together. Karma is a….well you know.

  • Angalena October 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Its to bad that the public doesn’t know that he was let off with a plea deal and got nothing even with the evidence for what he did to the children involved as well as he is up for parole here in January 2020.

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