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

Local News

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.


WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Videos

2 men rescued after boat catches fire off Newport Beach coast

Thumbnail for the video titled "2 men rescued after boat catches fire off Newport Beach coast"

Watch: Parkrose coach Keanon Lowe disarms student

Thumbnail for the video titled "Watch: Parkrose coach Keanon Lowe disarms student"

Full video: Parkrose HS coach disarms gunman

Thumbnail for the video titled "Full video: Parkrose HS coach disarms gunman"

New plan cuts income tax, raises food tax

Thumbnail for the video titled "New plan cuts income tax, raises food tax"

Local ranchers bring their flock home annually on once-popular sheep herding trail

Thumbnail for the video titled "Local ranchers bring their flock home annually on once-popular sheep herding trail"

Search for missing hunter intensifies

Thumbnail for the video titled "Search for missing hunter intensifies"
More Video News

Don't Miss

The Mel Robbins Show

Trending Stories