Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 10, 2013
Stansbury man faces more charges of child sex abuse

John Clayton

John Clayton

A Stansbury Park man is facing additional allegations of sexually abusing young girls.

John Clayton, 29, was charged with two counts of rape of a child, a first-degree felony, on Monday. In October, Clayton was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, also a first-degree felony, for allegedly having inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with his 5-year-old niece, who he baby-sat occasionally.

According to a probable cause statement, the new allegations came about as a result of an investigation into the October charges, when Clayton’s computer, thumb drive and memory card were analyzed by the Regional Computer Forensic Lab in Salt Lake. Among the images discovered on the computer and storage devices were photos of the 5-year-old neice being raped by Clayton, as well as her 2- year-old sister, according to the statement.

Clayton is scheduled to make his initial a p p e a r a n c e in 3rd District Court on the newest charges on Monday.

His next hearing on the October case is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Gary Searle, chief deputy attorney with the Tooele County Attorney’s Office said more charges, of a similar type to the existing charges, were likely to be filed against Clayton next week.

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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