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Pleasant Grove man arrested in abuse of stepchild

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PROVO — Police arrested a Pleasant Grove man Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

The man sexually abused his stepdaughter on 12 separate occasions, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court.

Police said the man's wife found a journal with several entries written by the man detailing the abuse.

She delivered the journal to police, and he admitted he wrote the entries when police questioned him, according to an affidavit.

The daughter also provided specific details about the abuse during an interview with officers, according to the affidavit.

A judge set bail at $20,000 for the man Friday. He is being held in the Utah County Jail for investigation of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.