Utah man justifies child molestation: ‘The Bible did not set limits on the ages between two partners’
Tim Butler (Screenshot/Good4Utah)

A Utah man who has admitted to child molestation said the Bible allowed him to do so.

Timothy Butler, 54, is accused of molesting two children and providing them "harmful materials" between 2008 and 2011, Good4Utah reports. One of the alleged victims was a then-5-year-old girl.

According to the Standard Examiner, Butler allegedly watched pornography with the child present. His charges include two counts of sodomy of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, which are felonies. He also faces charges of drug possession.

Butler told the judge that "the Bible did not set limits on the ages between two partners, and that God will set the truth free."

Butler wants to represent himself in court, but it's not even certain he will be found fit to stand trial. The station reports he has undergone mental evaluation to determine whether he is able. He told the judge that he has faith in the trial outcome.

"I'm thinking about getting a lawyer who might know a little bit more than me but I'm kind of going by my faith in God and the truth will come out and that's what I'm going by," Butler said in court.

Butler's brother, Tom Butler, said he is not guilty.

"He knows he's not guilty," his brother said. "People that know him know that he's not that kind of guy," then added, "He's a great guy. He's kind of a little crazy."

Watch the report, from Good4Utal, here: