19-year-old arrested on solicitation charges at St. George mall

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ST. GEORGE (ABC4 News) – A 19-year-old man was arrested at Red Cliffs Mall Monday after police said he was trying to solicit sex.  

St. George police responded to the mall on the report of a “suspicious person.” It was reported the man was asking strangers in the area to adopt him.

According to a probable cause statement, police dispatch received multiple calls reporting the man, later identified as Jayden Nilsson, was offering to pay women for sex.

Charging documents indicate Nilsson resisted arrested for a short time, but he was eventually taken into custody without further incident. 

Police said Nilsson later admitted to stealing multiple items found on his person including two wallets and a backpack.

He was taken to the Purgatory Correctional Facility on charges of sexual solicitation, vehicle burglary, theft, resisting arrest and giving false info to a police officer.

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