Preliminary hearing set for Richmond man accused of sexually abusing two children

LOGAN — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 38-year-old Dustin James Mangum, as prosecutors accuse the Richmond man of sexually abusing a second victim.

Mangum appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning and was arraigned on two new charges of sodomy on a child, both first-degree felonies.

In August, prosecutors filed 23 charges against him, including eight counts of sodomy of a child and 15 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The new case brings the total number of charges to 25. Each charge carries a penalty of five-years-to-life in prison.

State attorney Jacob Gordon said the new charges allege that Mangum sexually abused a girl in May 2003. The victim, who is a teenager now, claims the abuse occurred when she was around four-years-old. The older charges allege that he repeatedly sexually abused an 11-year-old girl over the course of several years, before he was arrested August 19.

During Tuesday’s hearing, defense attorney Bryan Galloway asked for the preliminary hearing, where a judge will determine if prosecutors have sufficient evidence for all of the charges.

Judge Kevin Allen set the hearing date for November 2.

Mangum remains in the Cache County Jail. He is being held without bail.

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