Sandy man arrested for drug and underage sex crimes

Sandy police have arrested a 24-year-old man who they allege carried on a relationship with a 13-year-old girl. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the two started a relationship on Facebook and eventually met in person and had sexual relations.

The alleged underage sex crimes occurred three times in Salt Lake City. Although the sex wasn’t forced, the girl’s young age means that she cannot legally consent to having sex. Authorities also report that the girl eventually became pregnant.

In addition to allegedly getting the young girl pregnant, the man is also being charged with third degree felony child endangerment because authorities say that the man gave the girl heroin.

Heroin use was supposedly a regular aspect of their sexual relations and authorities say that the girl had never had heroin before the man injected her.

The man is being held on a $100,000 bail in the Salt Lake County Jail.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, “Sandy police say arrested man injected girl, 13, with heroin, got her pregnant,” Jim Dalrymple, July 13, 2013

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