A criminal trespass charge has been dropped against a 35-year-old man accused of breaking into a woman's apartment and changing her baby's diaper.
West Valley City prosecutors asked for the charge in 3rd Circuit Court to be dismissed Monday because the woman who accused the man of entering her apartment through a window and changing her baby has moved and cannot be found.James W. Impey had been charged with criminal trespass after being accused of entering the woman's apartment in the Somerset Village Apartments at 3810 S. Redwood Road on Aug. 30.
According to police reports, the woman awoke about 4 a.m. to see a man standing at the foot of her bed. "Your baby's crying," the man said. He then removed the child from its crib and said it looked hungry.
When the woman refused to nurse the child, the man suggested it might need to be changed. After asking where the diapers were kept, the woman told police the man changed the baby, which was apparently wet, and then returned it to its crib and left the apartment.
Impey became a suspect in the diaper-changing episode after his arrest following the burglary of another apartment 10 days later.
In that case, the residents arrived home to see a man entering their apartment and taking fishing equipment and a camera. Impey is scheduled to be tried on that charge Jan. 2 before 3rd District Judge Homer Wilkinson.