SHERIFF: Investigation Confirms ‘Ritualistic Child Sexual Abuse,’ Sex Trafficking Allegations In Utah

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UTAH COUNTY, Utah — The following is a news release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office:

In April of 2021, an investigation began into ritualistic child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking that occurred in Utah County.

The ensuing investigation discovered that other victims had previously reported similar forms of ritualistic sexual abuse and trafficking that occurred in Utah County, Juab County, and Sanpete County during the time between 1990 and 2010. Portions of these allegations were confirmed. These allegations are being investigated by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with other local and federal agencies.

We are pleading with the public and encourage victims, or individuals with knowledge of these crimes, to contact the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit, so that they can be offered all the assistance possible. We understand that there are individuals who have concerns for their safety and/or well-being, who have been silenced. We need your help.

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