St. George man arrested after arranging sex with a mom and her 13-year-old child

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ST. GEORGE — A St. George man was arrested Thursday after allegedly arranging to have sex with a “mother and her 13-year-old daughter” on an online website well-known for advertising sex.

Taylor John Hummel, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted May 11, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

If convicted, 22-year-old Taylor John Hummel faces a potential sentence of up to life in prison for his first-degree felony charge of conspiracy to commit rape of a child.

Homeland Security Investigations special agents and St. George Police detectives were conducting an operation aimed at “identifying child sex predators that would travel with the intent to have sex with a minor,” according to a probable cause statement filed by the St. George Police Department in support of the arrest.

Investigators located an ad on Backpage.com titled “Married Guy Looking for Discreet Fun,” the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement. A federal agent initiated an undercover text conversation with the person who placed the ad, later identified as Hummel.

Washington County records show Hummel was married in October 2016.

The federal agent posed as a mother offering sex acts for money, eventually telling Hummel that her daughter was also home, the report stated. Hummel allegedly responded by asking how old the girl was and what she liked to do.

“At no point did HUMMEL express any concern for the child,” the report stated.

The undercover agent replied, stating the girl would be “turning 14 this year” and that she liked to do “various sex acts to include oral sex and vaginal sex,” the officer wrote in the statement. The agent further told Hummel that a half-hour rate would be $75 for the mother and $95 for the child.

“(The undercover agent) told HUMMEL that if he had sex with the child, the mother would have to be in the room to make sure there was no pain,” the officer wrote in the statement. “HUMMEL wanted to know if the mother could masturbate while he was having sex with the child.”

After photos were exchanged, arrangements were made for them to meet, according to the report. When Hummel arrived at the residence, he met an undercover officer posing as the mother.

“(Hummel) paid the mother $75 to have sex but said he was nervous about having sex with the daughter,” the report stated.

After Hummel exchanged the money, he was arrested and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an information in 5th District Court accusing Hummel of first-degree felony conspiracy to commit rape of a child, along with class B misdemeanor sexual solicitation.

Hummel made his initial appearance in 5th District Court before Judge John Walton Friday. He was released from police custody on $20,000 bail. He is scheduled to make his next appearance in court on May 22.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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3 Comments

  • comments May 15, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Married in October 2016 and already that bored at home? Why bother to get married, really? Pressures of LDS culture?

    About the only scenario you’d see mom pimping out the kid would be a methamphetamine addiction scenario, and they’ll do far worse than that–morality goes right out the window.

    Is this guy a perv? probably. Is he a child predator? idk, but it sounds like the cops roped him into it to an extreme extent. Meanwhile, real predators are actually out raping and molesting kids. Did the guy rape or assault anyone ever or was it just some kinda “assumed intent”?

    In this state you gotta be FLDS if you wanna get away with this kinda stuff, and in that case they’ll just ignore it until Texas finally decides to prosecute you. In UT all you have to do is tell them you’re some kind of “mormon prophet” and you’d be surprised what you can get away with. Just ask Mr. Warren Jeffs.

  • comments May 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Oh yea, I’d do the title like this:

    “St. George man arrested after arranging sex with what he thought was a mom and her 13-year-old child, but turns out he was arranging sex with undercover police detectives”

    Because in actuality there was no mom and there was no 13 yr old.

    • comments May 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      But that almost makes it sound like he was successful with the undercover police detectives, lol. No such luck. haha

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