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The man accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl in a Deseret Industries store rest-room could spend up to life in prison if found guilty.
The Salt Lake County district attorney filed four felony counts Monday against Richard C. Randall, 41, who police say kidnapped and sexually assaulted the girl Sept. 7 in a Sandy store.
He was charged in state court with child kidnapping, aggravated sex abuse of a child and two counts of sodomy upon a child, all first-degree felonies. Randall remains in Salt Lake County jail on a $1 million bond.
Police statements and court documents have said a woman lost sight of her 4-year-old daughter and later heard the girl calling her name from a men's restroom in the Sandy secondhand store. The mother found the girl with her pants down in the restroom with Randall, court papers say.
Previously, the Midvale man had pleaded guilty in 1999 to attempted sexual abuse of a 9-year-old, a third-degree felony that was reduced from his initial charge of second-degree felony sexual abuse of a child. That was amended to a misdemeanor after he completed the terms of his probation.
Court documents indicate he was reported then to be a model recovering offender.
Randall avoided his suspended five-year prison sentence by serving 90 days in jail without incident, meeting every term of his three-year probation and completing classes in victim empathy, assault cycle, interpersonal relationships, sex education, "thinking errors" and anger management and assertiveness, said his attorney, Mark Moffat.