Parowan man faces multiple first-degree felonies for object rape, sodomy of a child

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CEDAR CITY – A Parowan man was arrested Monday following a police interview when he allegedly confessed to raping and sodomizing two children.

Robert Randall Titensor, 39, was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility on multiple felonies related to sexual assault of a child, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 4, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News / Cedar City News

Robert Randall Titensor is facing one count of object rape of a child and three counts of sodomy of a child – all first-degree felonies.

The two children, male and female, were 7 and 8 years old, Parowan Police Sgt. Mike Berg said.

The allegations against the 39-year-old suspect were initially lodged by an anonymous caller to the state Division of Child and Family Services. The agency passed the allegations to the Parowan Police Department for further investigation, Chief Ken Carpenter said. Authorities received the complaint last week.

“On cases like this with these types of serious offenses, you don’t want to take a lot of time but at the same time, you want to be thorough in your investigation,” Carpenter said. “You have to move as fast as you can, though, because you want to avoid the possibility of further victimization.”

Investigators brought the suspect in for questioning Monday after interviewing the children last week. Titensor immediately confessed to the allegations against him, Berg said. He also provided details of the alleged incidents that authorities said occurred multiple times over the course of the last three-to-four months.

Utah code 76-5-402.3 defines what constitutes object rape of a child, while 76-5-403.1 covers the charge of sodomy of a child.

If convicted, Titensor would spend no less than 25 years in the Utah State Prison for each charge but could be sentenced to life without parole if the alleged acts caused serious bodily injury.

Titensor was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility. Given the Labor Day holiday, his bail will not be set until Tuesday when a 5th District judge can review the charges.

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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8 Comments

  • Tmoney September 5, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Monster

  • comments September 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

    He shoulda used the warren jeffs defense “but but… but I’m A MORMON PROPHET!”. Hey it worked for warren each and every time, in UT at least. Just don’t try it in texas.

    • ladybugavenger September 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Youre gonna get the Mormons after you about how they separated from polygamy and how Jeffs is FLDS and not LDS. Let me chime in. FLDS was LDS before LDS became FLDS and LDS = FLDS

      • comments September 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        lol true. The F in F-LDS can stand for many things ;). But i guess it’s means ‘fundamentalist’, as in the fundamental practice in mormonism that is true to what joseph smith intended is to take many many women as “brides” (concubines). It’s what made mormons mormon, and what got them expelled from several states. The FLDS are truer to the mormon faith that modern-day mormon-lite or LDS mormons. It’s why creatures of the likes of orrin hatch have such reverence for FLDS. Orrin may well be a closeted FLDS. nothing surprises me anymore.

  • comments September 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    For curiosity sake, I wonder how long it actually took from the original anonymous call to cps to the time this guy was arrested. Was it overnight? did it take a week? two weeks? hmm

  • UtahPatriot September 6, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Probably missed a few tithe payments and wouldn’t share with the elders.

  • Gcia September 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    You know it’s weird, I don’t remember reading anywhere in this story about the Mormons, but all of you idiots can’t stop talking about the Mormons somehow being involved. Here’s an idea, SHUT UP!!!

    • UtahPatriot September 7, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Ha Ha Ha! Who else WOULD it be around these parts? You are SO funny!

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