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California man arrested after traveling to Utah to meet 13-year-old for sex

California man arrested after traveling to Utah to meet 13-year-old for sex (Photo: Utah County Sheriff's Office)

(KUTV) A 38-year-old man was arrested after he traveled from California to Utah County with the intention of having sex with a 13-year-old girl, police said.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office said it arrested Jason Reed Akers of Ontario, California, on April 17. Akers began communicating online with someone he believed was a 13-year-old Utah girl, but was actually an undercover investigator with the Utah Valley Special Victims Task Force.

Police said Akers arranged to meet the girl in a public location within Utah County, and was immediately arrested upon arrival.

Police found methamphetamine, marijuana, spice, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun in his possession.

Akers was booked into the Utah County Jail on the following charges:

  • Enticing, soliciting, seducing or luring a minor by internet or text, second-degree felony
  • Enticing, soliciting, seducing or luring a minor by internet or text, two counts, third-degree felony
  • Dealing in harmful materials to a minor, two counts, third-degree felony
  • Possession of firearm by category II restricted person, third-degree felony
  • Possession of methamphetamine, class-A misdemeanor
  • Possession of marijuana in a Drug-Free Zone, class-A misdemeanor
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia, class-B misdemeanor.

His bail has been set at $50,000.00, cash only.

He had also arranged to meet with two 14-year-old girls in Colorado, but police did not say if those two girls were also undercover agents.


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