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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