A Weber County man who pleaded guilty in 2nd District Court to two charges of attempted sexual abuse of a child was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with a work release, and fined $2,000.
Robert B. Hanson, Riverdale, was originally charged with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies with prison terms of five years to life and minimum mandatory sentences of five, 10, or 15 years.In a plea negotiation with the Davis County attorney's office, Hanson pleaded guilty to reduced charges of attempted sexual abuse of a child, a third-degree felony, on two charges and had the third dismissed.
The incidents involved a young girl and occurred early this year at Hanson's former home at 1476 N. 125 West, Sunset, according to court records.
Judge Douglas L Cornaby sentenced Hanson to concurrent prison terms of zero to five years and fined him the maximum $5,000 on each charge, then stayed the prison terms and all but $2,000 of the fine and put him on probation for 18 months.
Hanson suffered a heart attack after he was arrested and placed in the Davis County Jail, according to an Adult Probation and Parole pre-sentence report. His defense attorney said a two-week stint in a mock prisoner of war compound while Hanson was in the Army during the Vietnam War has left him traumatized about confinement.