Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 5, 2019
Tooele man charged with object rape, sodomy of child

A Tooele man has been charged with multiple felonies in 3rd District Court after he allegedly sexually abused a young child.

Daniel K. Tripp, 33, is charged with two counts of first-degree felony sodomy on a child, one count of object rape of a child and a single count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.  

The mother of the victim reported her child told her they were molested by Tripp, who was in a position of trust, on Feb. 24, according to a probable cause statement. The victim, who was younger than 8 years old, was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital for a sexual assault examination. 

In an emergency Tooele County Children’s Justice Center interview, the victim said Tripp had sexually assaulted them the night before, according to the probable cause statement. The victim said similar incidents of abuse had occurred more than once. 

During the interview, the victim said Tripp had also assaulted by digitally penetrating and orally sodomizing them, according to the statement. 

Tripp was interviewed at the Tooele City Police Department and requested an attorney, the probable cause statement said. He was arrested and booked into the Tooele County Detention Center. 

During Tripp’s initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday, Judge Matthew Bates set his bail at $250,000. The bail amount will be addressed in his next appearance in court, scheduled for a scheduling conference on March 12 at 9 a.m. before Bates.

 

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