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Police: Man confessed to child rape, assault on a child in Roy

Police: Man confessed to child rape, assault on a child in Roy
Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-06 13:42:09-04

ROY, Utah — A man was booked into the Weber County Correctional Facility Friday on several counts of rape of a child and aggravated assault on a child.

Mug Shot: Jefferson Kirby

Mug Shot: Jefferson Kirby

Police said 38-year-old Jefferson Kirby confessed to the alleged crimes during an interview with them.

Roy police began their investigation after receiving a report of the alleged abuse on February 18. According to a press release from the Roy City Police Department, the abuse occurred in Roy about seven years ago and over a three year time period.

Kirby faces 20 first-degree felony counts of rape of a child and five first-degree felony counts of aggravated assault on a child.