A Taylorsville man, accused of forcing teenage boys to expose themselves at skate parks by making threats or offering gifts, reached a plea deal with prosecutors this week.
Keegan Nydegger, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony for which he could be sentenced to up to life in prison. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed a dozen other charges, including forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse, several counts of lewdness and sexual battery.
On Wednesday, Nydegger was scheduled to appear in West Jordan for a preliminary hearing, at which prosecutors would have laid out evidence in the case. But Nydegger waived his right to hear the evidence and, instead, entered his guilty plea.