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Springville man pleads not guilty for allegedly sexually assaulting a child for five years

September 25, 2018

Samuel Webb.

A Springville man accused of sexually assaulting a child from 2010 to 2015 has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Samuel Webb, 32, is facing 10 first-degree felony charges, including two counts of rape of a child, four counts of sodomy on a child and four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

He is also charged with two counts of dealing in materials harmful to minors, both third-degree felonies.

Webb pleaded not guilty to all charges in 4th District Court on Tuesday.

In interviews with police, a 12-year-old child reported that Webb had sexually abused her for five years, starting when she was five years old in 2010.

The girl also said Webb had allegedly shown her pornographic material, according to a probable cause statement from the Springville Police Department.

Police officers arrested Webb in January. He was released from jail in February on a $50,000 bond.

If convicted, Webb could face a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison for every count of rape of a child or sodomy on a child. The presumptive sentence for aggravated sexual abuse of a child is an additional 15 years to life in prison, according to court documents.

A pretrial conference is set for Nov. 20.

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