SOUTHERN UTAH – Nearly one year after Brady Heber Aiken walked into the Hurricane Police Department and reportedly admitted to detectives that he sexually abused two toddlers under the age of five, Aiken is now spending his first nights in Purgatory.
Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Shaum said Aiken was arrested on April 12 for violating the terms of his bail. Aiken was to have no contact with any minors – except that he was granted visitation with one of the children he allegedly molested.
Shaum said Aiken broke that agreement recently when he was visiting his parents in Kane County and allegedly began talking to a young girl, and then allegedly took her and her friend to a Wendy’s in Kanab.
Aiken is still waiting to find out if he will receive a jury trial or if a resolution can be made in the aggravated sexual abuse of a child and rape of a child case.
St. George News previously reported that one of the children resides in Washington County while the other in Kane County.
Aiken also faces charges in Kane County, where he grew up, for allegedly sexually abusing a child in 2000 while still a juvenile. Kane County is looking at possibly enhancing their charges against Aiken pending the outcome of his prosecution here.
According to court records, Aiken was investigated in 2003 for sexual abuse of a child, but no formal charges were ever filed.
Following the interview with Aiken on April 28, 2010, police waited two days before formally arresting him to give them a chance to also interview the alleged victim. Aiken was later arrested and booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility on $40,000 cash bail. He was released that same day when Samuel Aiken, a relative of the suspect, bailed him out using three credit cards to do so, St. George News previously reported.
In November, Aiken was approved visitation with his victim by Judge Eric Ludlow.
In December, Aiken’s attorney, Doug Terry, told Shaum that he wanted the case to receive a jury trial.
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