Man arrested on 873 counts of child sex assault

Jeffery L. Bigham

A boy told a Delta Police Department investigator he was sexually assaulted 873 times, over the course of at least four years, by a man he once lived with.

Jeffrey L. Bigham, 47, of Delta, is expected to appear Wednesday in a Delta courtroom for a bond hearing. He currently is being held on $150,000 bond at the Delta County Jail. Bigham was arrested Feb. 15.

Staff at the Delta County Combined Courthouse on Tuesday released a heavily redacted version of Bigham’s arrest warrant affidavit.

Bigham declined to be interviewed by a police investigator two days prior to his arrest, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, the boy told an investigator Bigham molested him repeatedly starting when the boy was 11 years old, continuing through his sophomore year in high school. The boy lived with Bigham and a woman through October 2010, the affidavit said.

“ ... During the seventh grade, Jeff assaulted him seven to eight times a week, every week, which is estimated to be 365 times,” the affidavit said.

The boy alleged Bigham would bring him into a bathroom or bedroom or drive the boy to Delta’s Confluence Park and molest him while reading pornographic magazines.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Daily Sentinel.


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