PROVO — A 65-year-old Springville man accused of forcing two teenage girls to have sex with multiple men in his home appeared in court Tuesday to face 27 separate criminal charges.

Kenneth Michael Bond appeared via video from the Utah County Jail after refusing to go to court, records state. He is charged with 20 counts of object rape, a first-degree felony, two counts of aggravated exploitation of a prostitute, a second-degree felony, and five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony.

Prosecutor Craig Johnson said the man met the girls, ages 15 and 16, in his Springville neighborhood after they did some yard work for him. Eventually, Bond forced them to engage in nonconsensual sex acts with him and at least three other men, Johnson said.

"(Bond) groomed them to a position where he could take advantage of their naivete," Johnson said. "He offered them iPhones and paid for their data plans. He also threatened them and their families."

Bond paid the men to have sex with the teens in his home office and watched from a separate room using a camera he had set up, according to charges filed in 4th District Court.

"On at least 10 occasions, Bond administered a 'DNA body wash' on the 16-year-old to wipe away any evidence of the prostituted sex," the charges state. He allegedly did the same thing to the 15-year-old girl and prosecutors allege that he fondled the girls in the process.

The charges involve incidents beginning in January and ending in July. Bond is currently being held on a $75,000 cash bond.

"We're very concerned and take seriously these allegations," Johnson said. "Anything of this gravity that occurs in Utah County … requires a swift and confident position from our office on getting someone like this off the streets."

He asked that any other potential victims contact the Springville Police Department. In the meantime, he hopes the girls Bond is accused of abusing can heal.

"We're hopeful the victims can engage in counseling and move on and recover and be able to have productive lives," Johnson said.

According to a police affidavit, Bond has denied ever touching the girls.

"Bond told (police) he purchased three different young girls cell phones and now that he is shutting them off, they are trying to blackmail him," the affidavit states.

Bond's next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 26.

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