SALT LAKE CITY — A 60-year-old man has been arrested and accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in his neighborhood.
Bobbie Joe Sharp, of Salt Lake City, was arrested Friday for investigation of rape of a child, three counts of sodomy on a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child and enticing a minor.Comment on this story
Police say Sharp gave the girl a cellphone on Thanksgiving. The two would then "video chat and message each other." Sharp would send the young girl inappropriate messages that were sexual, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
"He also told her to come to the house so that she could do the 'wifey' thing," the report states.
The girl later disclosed to police she was sexually abused and raped in Sharp's bedroom and in a wooded area near his residence, the report states.
The alleged relationship was discovered when the girl's grandmother found the cellphone.