Man wanted in Minnesota arrested in Enoch for alleged rape of a child

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ST. GEORGE – A man wanted in Minnesota for a probation violation was arrested in Enoch Tuesday for the alleged rape of a child.

Mark Anthony Jacobs. of Enoch, Utah, booking photo from March 7, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar City News / St. George News

Mark Anthony Jacobs, 38, was arrested by Enoch City Police and charged with first-degree felonies for the rape of a child and the sodomy of the child, according to a probable cause statement.

The police were contacted on last Saturday by the parents of a 12-year-old girl who told them Jacobs had sexually assaulted her mid-February. The girl told her parents that Jacobs put her face down on a bed and proceeded to assault her.

According to the probable cause statement, Jacobs is listed as a wanted person on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database for a probation violation.

“Mark absconded from Minnesota while on probation,” the arresting Enoch City Police officer wrote in the statement.

Due to having fled from Minnesota, Jacobs is likely a flight risk, the officer wrote. The girl’s parents also told police they were concerned for their family’s safety due to Jacobs having possible access to a firearm at the residence where he has been staying.

Jacobs was arrested and booked in the Iron County Correctional Facility.

According to the Utah courts website, first-degree felonies have a potential sentence of five years to life in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

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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  • Real Life March 8, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Not even a bullet to his head is enough justice. Hope he “gets it” in prison.

  • PlanetU March 8, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I agree…he’ll “get it” from the be-hind. scum….

  • Vicky March 10, 2018 at 7:54 am

    What is it about Enoch and child rapists? That’s where those two religious wing nuts were found after a child abduction. They planned to ‘marry” each others female children.

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