Man arrested on multiple counts of sexual exploitation of child

WASHINGTON CITY – An Internet installer was arrested by police earlier this week on multiple charges connected to the alleged sexual exploitation of a minor. The police are also asking the public to contact investigators if they feel their children may also have been home alone with the same installer.

Washington City Police officers responded to the report of a possible sex offense at a home on April 28, Ed Kantor, WCPD public information officer, said in a statement.

“The investigation showed that an Internet installer that had been working in the home installing an Internet system allegedly participated in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature involving a young female juvenile living in the home,” Kantor said.

The Internet installer, Kenneth David Paiz Arana, 22, of St. George, was arrested on Wednesday and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. He has been charged with eight counts of second-degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor, with bail set at $80,000, according to booking information.

Paiz Arana has worked as an Internet installer for approximately the last year. The investigation is ongoing.

Washington City Police is requesting the public’s assistance on this case,” Kantor said. “If you have had Internet installed in your home within the last year, and you feel young children in the home at the time of the install may have been alone with the installer, you are urged to contact the Washington City Police Department.”

The Washington City Police can be reached at 435-986-1515.

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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  • Brian May 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Hang em’ high……

  • Anon May 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    He’s only worked as an installer for 3 months. It would be more appropriate to see who he was left alone with while serving his mission here for 9 months.

  • Anon May 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I left a number out of my email

  • Anon May 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    why would you delete that?

  • Katina May 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    What internet company did he work for?

  • Obamas gonna steal the guns!!! May 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Let this be a lesson. Don’t leave ur lil girls home alone w the cable guy 😉

    • My Evil Twin May 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Little boys, either. Pedophiles will go after either sex.

      • Crystal May 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

        More common for little boys than girls statistically

  • Johnathan Facer May 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Why are we ruining this kids life before he is found guilty? Obviously, if he is guilty then he deserves everything that he will get, but he has not been tried. Everything about this seems fishy and a little off. The police department is using a classic move in sending this story out to the public to try and get others to call in about him, because they may not have enough evidence to bury him. “allegedly participated in inappropriate conduct..”
    I realize I will get flack for this comment, just thought it is worth taking a step back and not drowning in something that might be false.

    • My Evil Twin May 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Good point there, Johnathan. OTOH, I wonder how many children have had their lives ruined by “this kid.”
      What is it that you think seems “fishy and a little off” here?

  • Mega Man May 25, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Its is disgusting how police and their sick motives destroy peoples live’s. This poor kid hasn’t even been to court yet to be proven guilty or innocent, … The police and trying to get reputation for something they can’t prove. Where … was the freaking mother? Media and people judge what they assume, and not the person’s heart, everyone can change. It’s the same with government ran by Illuminati who themselves set up to kill Kennedy, that’s how corrupt this country is, it’s all about money and their reputation, this is satan’s government.

    I don’t know this kid or his background but, I wish the best for him, innocent until proven guilty, all you others that judge him are sinners yourselves, you sick …. If he did do something, let God judge him.
    Ed. ellipses.

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