A brief status hearing was held on April 1 in Judge Wallace Lee''s Sixth District Court in the case of Rex Smart, who has been charged with multiple felony charges of sexual abuse of a child. The case had come before the court for preliminary hearing February 17-19. Judge Lee''s decision to bind Smart over for trial, came roughly a month later.

By mutual agreement between state prosecution Kane County Deputy County William Bernards and defense attorney Greg Sauders, the arraignment was set to be held April 16 at 10:00 a.m. in Panguitch, in front of Judge Bagley.