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Utah man accused of raping 13-year-old boy, sexually abusing other children

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Police describe Mark Swan as a 'serial abuser' who constitutes a 'substantial danger'

Photo: Tooele County Sheriff’s Office

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Utah man accused of sexually abusing multiple children was arrested by Grantsville police.

Mark A. Swan, 48, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of 37 counts of child sex abuse charges including sexual abuse of a child, lewdness involving a child, rape of a child, sodomy of a child, and sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to a probable cause statement, a parent contacted police about a man inappropriately touching their children.

Police set up an interview with the victims at the children justice center and all of the victims, ranging in age from 7-13, identified Swan and the man who tried to make them touch him inappropriately.

Police believe one of the victims has been being raped by Swan over the last four years.

Police served a search warrant at Swan’s home and reportedly found “multiple items the victims mentioned during their disclosures.”

Investigators describe Swan as a “serial abuser” who constitutes a “substantial danger” to the community.  The arresting officer reported the fear that if Swan was released, he could harm the victims for speaking to law enforcement.

Swan was booked into the Tooele County Jail.


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