July 12, 2019
Yesterday, a North Logan man was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl after he lured her into his apartment by pretending to be one of her friends on Snapchat.
While the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force isn’t directly associated with this specific case, Regional Supervisor Alan Connor emphasized that these incidents happen far too often. Additionally, he urges parents to be aware of their children’s interactions on the internet and for children and teens to practice internet safety.
“When we’re talking about kids, they’re easily manipulated. They want to be liked, they want to be popular. The confirmation of those feelings and those emotions are what predators jump on,” Connor said. “As the parents, we need to be informed. We need to go out there and look and see what our kids are doing. If we don’t understand it we have to educate ourselves.”
Report child pornography by contacting the ICAC Tip Line at 801.281.1211 or your local law enforcement agency.
ABC4: North Logan man uses Snapchat to lure teen to apartment and rape her, documents state
Deseret News: Northern Utah man uses Snapchat to lure teen to his apartment, rape her, charges state
Fox13: Cache County man deceived teen girl on Snapchat before raping her, police say
Salt Lake Tribune: Logan man charged with luring a 13-year-old to his apartment and raping her
KUTV: Police: North Logan man raped minor, lured her by posing as girl on Snapchat