Carbon County Man to Face Jury Trial for Child Sex Abuse Case


Michael George Pulsifer appeared before Judge Douglas Thomas in Seventh District Court on Monday on two counts of sexual abuse of a child filed in March.

Pulsifer, 57, was in court for a pretrial conference. The jury trial, scheduled to take place on Sept. 4, will address the charges against Pulsifer, including rape of a child and sodomy of a child. Both charges are first-degree felonies.

According to Price City Police Captain Bill Barnes, the charges against Pulsifer stemmed from an investigation regarding an altercation between female adolescents in early March. Police discovered video footage of the altercation and identified Pulsifer and another man supposedly encouraging violence between the adolescents.

Ryan Christopher Macart was identified as the second man. Macart, originally from Richfield, had moved to Price and was living with Pulsifer. Investigators later discovered Macart was sexually involved with one of the teenagers involved in the fight.

Allegedly, Pulsifer provided his bedroom to Macart to have sex with the teen while Pulsifer had knowledge of the acts taking place in the house.

Pulsifer’s son, Gary, is also facing charges regarding the incident. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference on August 25. If everything is in line, he will face a jury trial on Sept. 18 for a first-degree felony charge of accomplice of rape of a child.

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