ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 23, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A St. George man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
Oscar Mercedes Mancilla-Haas, 34, is charged with one count of sodomy of a child and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. All charges are first-degree felonies.
According to a probable cause statement, St. George Police officers responded to a 911 call hang up just before midnight on Oct. 19 and, through the front window, saw two adult males in a physical fight in the living room of a residence in the 700 north block of 1060 East.
“As I approached the residence, I could hear something to the effect, ‘How could you do that to a child’ in the Spanish language,’” said Officer Gustovo Garcia, in the probable cause statement.
“I made contact with (the father) who reported sexual abuse of his 12-year-old child by his adult roommate, identified as Oscar Mancilla-Hass. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the male child disclosed to his father sexual contact between him and Oscar on four separate occasions.”
The boy was interviewed at the St. George Children’s Justice Center, where he provided details consistent with what he told his father, the statement says. “Aggravated” was added to the sexual assault charges because of the position of trust Mancilla-Hass had with the child, the statement says.
Mancilla-Haas was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility, and is scheduled for an Oct. 30 court appearance.