ST. GEORGE – A 36-year-old St. George woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating a protective order and having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old after having been arrested June 26 on similar charges.
Jaime Renee Tactay faces two new third-degree felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor, four class A misdemeanors for protective order violations, and an infraction for aiding a minor to violate curfew, according to charges filed Tuesday in 5th District Court.
The case was originally brought to the St. George Police Department’s attention on June 24. After an investigation, officers discovered evidence that Tactay and the 15-year-old had sexual relations on at least eight occasions and shared sexually explicit photos and videos, St. George Police Officer John Manzer said in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest.
On June 26, Tactay was arrested and charged with one second-degree felony for sexual exploitation of a minor; eight third-degree felony counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor between 14-15 years old; one third-degree felony for the solicitation of child pornography; and one class A misdemeanor for evidence tampering.
While officers were conducting follow-up on Aug. 31 regarding a protective order violation by Tactay, according to court documents, it was determined by officers that Tactay had made contact with the 15-year-old listed as the petitioner on the order on at least four separate occasions between Aug. 15 and Aug. 29.
“It was also determined that during the contact she made with the victim in the early morning hours 08/31/14,” Manzer said in the statement, “the victim went with Tactay in her vehicle and the two participated in at least two acts of sexual activity, including sexual intercourse.”
According to Utah code 76-5-401.1 – sexual abuse of a minor – a juvenile is not old enough to consent to sex until he or she is 16 years old. And even then, consensual sex by minors is only defensible if the older party is less than 7 years older than the minor.
Tactay was again booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Sunday.
Due to the circumstances, according to court documents, 5th District Judge John J. Walton ordered Tactay to be held without bail on the four additional counts of violation of the protective order and two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
- Woman faces 10 felony counts for sex with minor, child porn
- Man tries to evade police after alleged sexual assaults
- Grandparent alert leads to arrest of 22-year-old for sex with a minor
- Cedar City man charged for rape of mentally disabled woman
- LaVerkin man arrested for rape
- Plea agreement reached in false rape charge case
- Hearing, resolution in false rape report case postponed
- Detective testifies woman made up rape to conceal affair, case proceeds to trial
- St. George woman arrested for false rape report, fraud
- Rape reported on St. George bike path
Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2014, all rights reserved.