Man identified as Gov. Gary Herbert's half-brother arrested for attempt to seduce minor

A man who identified himself as Gov. Gary Herbert's brother was arrested for attempt to seduce minor Tuesday. (Photo: Utah County Jail)

(KUTV) A man identified as Governor Gary Herbert's half-brother was arrested Tuesday for arranging to meet an underage girl.

According to Sgt. Spencer Cannon, 56-year-old Paul G. Peters was arrested for three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, a third-degree felony, and enticing, soliciting, seducing or luring a minor by internet or text, a second-degree felony.

Cannon says Peters was chatting with an officer posing as a 13-year-old girl and had arranged to meet the girl in Provo.

Herbert's spokesperson, John Cox, told 2News, "Regardless of who is being accused, the governor finds these charges to be horrific. The governor's parents divorced at young age and the two were raised in different households."

Peters identified himself as Herbert's brother at the time of his arrest.

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