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EVALUATION ORDERED IN SEX-ABUSE CASE

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A West Valley man who pleaded guilty to aggravated child sexual abuse will undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation before sentencing, a judge has ruled.

Ben Earl Nuttall, once hailed as a "citizen hero" for chasing down a robber, appeared Monday before 3rd District Judge Anne Stirba.Nuttall, 56, was accused of abusing a 9-year-old boy and two girls, ages 8 and 11, in his West Valley home in August 1990.

He pleaded guilty May 6 in a plea arrangement in which nine felony charges were reduced.