Man charged with felony sexual assault of a child from 2007 cold case
(KUTV) -- Ogden police arrested a man and charged him with two felony counts of sexual assault of a child from an incident dating back to 2007.
Francisco Javier Garcia-Jimenez, 48, was charged after DNA evidence connected him to a filed report of a rape of a 13-year-old girl more than a decade ago.
The alleged incident happened after the victim reported to police she was sexually assaulted in Ogden by a man who identified himself as "Frank."
The teenage girl had been reported as missing but returned home three days later and admitted to running away.
It was at the time the girl was away from home, April 4-7, 2007, that she said she met Garcia-Jimenez in the parking lot at the River Inn in Ogden.
The teen claims she got in an Audi driven by Garcia-Jimenez and they went to a home where the suspect rubbed her shoulders, fondled and kissed her.
She then says she passed out and later woke up to the suspect on top of her shirtless, according to court documents.
Later, identifying himself as Francisco Javier to the girl, the two went to a trailer where a second assault took place involving oral sex, the affidavit states.
The girl had a rape kit administered to her at the time the crime was reported, but the case was closed due to the lack of information to continue the investigation.
That kit was sent to the State Lab for forensic testing in 2014, where it was discovered saliva on the original swabbing did not belong to the teen girl.
Confirmation from the State Lab that analyzed the saliva located Francisco Javier Garcia-Jimenez. However, it had been determined the man had been deported to Mexico in 2009.
The case remained closed until Garcia-Jimenez was relocated after being arrested in the Daggett County Correctional Facility.
Further DNA testing and interrogation that connected the teen's physical description of the suspect, which included a prominent facial mole, chest tattoo, and pierced nipples, led to the felony charges against Gracia-Jimenez.