was an LDS church member in Orem Utah and karate teacher; accused of sexual abuse of a 14 year old girl, one of his karate students; Higa unable to pass a court ordered competency test the case was unable to proceed

Case Summary

Kenneth Higa was an LDS member and karate teacher who was accused of sexually abusing one of his underage students.

*Court adopts the report of the state as findings. Court order defendant found not competent to proceed.
*The court grants the request and case is placed on stay.

CASE NUMBER 171402049 State Felony
CHARGES
Charge 1 – 76-5-402.2 – OBJECT RAPE – 1st Degree Felony
Offense Date: December 01, 2016
Location: Utah County
Mandatory Appearance
Charge 2 – 76-5-402.2 – OBJECT RAPE – 1st Degree Felony
Offense Date: December 01, 2016
Location: Utah County
Mandatory Appearance
Charge 3 – 76-5-401.1(3)(B) – SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR STUDENT – 3rd Degree Felony
Offense Date: December 01, 2016
Location: Utah County
Mandatory Appearance
Charge 4 – 76-5-401.1(3)(B) – SEXUAL ABUSE OF A MINOR STUDENT – 3rd Degree Felony
Offense Date: December 01, 2016
Location: Utah County
Mandatory Appearance

Sources
  1. Former teacher arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Orem
    view source details | 23 Jun 2017 | Salt Lake Tribune
  2. Orem karate instructor booked on sex abuse, object rape
    view source details | 22 Feb 2017 | KUTV
  3. 81-year-old Orem man arrested for child sex abuse
    view source details | 22 Jun 2017 | KUTV
  4. 81-year-old arrested for sex abuse of teen, police fear there could be more victims
    view source details | 22 Jun 2017 | ABC 4
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