A former Bountiful police officer will go on trial as scheduled May 18 on three charges of forcible sexual abuse stemming from a Jan. 8 incident in Bountiful while he was on duty.
Roger G. Closen, 50, has pleaded not guilty to the three charges, all second-degree felonies that carry prison terms of one to 15 years.
According to testimony at his Feb. 17 preliminary hearing in Clearfield 4th Circuit Court, Closen sexually molested two Bountiful wom-en in their apartments after responding to a prowler call.
Defense attorney Jack Helgesen's request that the trial be delayed, made in a pretrial hearing Tuesday in 2nd District Court, was denied by Judge Rodney S. Page.
Helgesen requested that the two victims be examined by psychologists from Davis County Mental Health, which has been done, but the written reports have not been drawn up yet or forwarded to Helgesen.
He told the judge much of his defensive strategy is based on those profiles, and he needs more time to read them, consult with the evaluators, and then meet with his own psychological advisers on how to proceed.
Closen was arraigned on the charges in March and has already had one trial date delayed for the requested psychological profiles.