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OREM MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED ON SEX COUNTS

A 47-year-old Orem man has been bound over for arraignment in 4th District Court on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse, first-degree felonies.

Kouang Phothirath was bound over this week following a preliminary hearing in Orem's 4th Circuit Court before Judge Joseph Dimick. He will be arraigned June 22.The defendant was arrested March 25 after a report by four Orem girls, age 4 to 9, that they had been sexually abused. Police said a man, weilding a knife, accosted the girls while they were playing in an abandoned hut in northeast Orem.