Coalville man could serve life
December 4, 2007
Tuesday a 3rd District Court judge sentenced North Summit resident Arvin Moore to serve five years to life in prison after he was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.
After Moore was determined mentally competent for sentencing last week, he was also ordered to serve one to 15 years in prison for dealing in harmful material to a minor, a second-degree felony.
Moore could spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing a boy about 12 years old, Summit County Attorney David Brickey said, adding that Moore will serve his sentences concurrently.
"The Board of Pardons will set the exact amount of time he serves," Brickey said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "But it will be something certainly greater than five years."
The sentence hearing in the Snyderville Basin lasted about 90 minutes.
"One of the things you have to do as a sex offender is acknowledge and accept responsibility and, of course, [Moore] is saying he didn’t do it," Brickey said, adding that Moore was convicted of a similar crime involving a child in the 1980s.