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January 2, 2014
Grantsville man booked for alleged sex with teen

Daniel Thomas Evans

Daniel Thomas Evans

A Grantsville man has been charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

According to a probable cause statement, on Dec. 21 a Grantsville woman told a deputy from the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office that her husband, 35-year-old Daniel Evans, had been having alleged inappropriate relations with the girl who is 15.

The woman said the teenager has been a close family friend since childhood and comes over with her siblings before school every day, according to the statement.

One night, after a party at the Evans’ home, the woman said she awoke but could not find her husband, according to the report. She first thought he might be at a girlfriend’s house, but started looking for him and decided to check a camping trailer in the yard.

The woman told the deputy when she opened the trailer’s door, she heard people gasping and whispering as if they had been startled. She also heard some crying, it states.

The incident made the woman suspicious, so she set up a hidden camera in her and her husband’s bedroom, according to the probable cause statement. She told the deputy she had recorded two instances of what appeared to be Evans and the girl allegedly engaging in sexual activity.

The woman said she leaves for work at about 5 a.m. but that Evans is home with the children, the report states. One of the children had asked her why the girl had been spending a lot of time in the bedroom.

Evans was charged Thursday with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony, and made his initial appearance in 3rd District Court Monday.

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