Hurricane man faces felony sex abuse charges against housekeeper

Southern Utah
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HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4 News) — A Hurricane man is facing a sex offense charge after police say he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman he hired to clean his house.

According to arrest records, John Peterson hired a woman to clean his house and sexually assaulted her. The alleged victim told police that Peterson grabbed her breasts and assaulted her in his home and bedroom.  

Peterson was taken into the Hurricane Police Department for questioning. Police say after an officer read him his Miranda Rights, he admitted to what the housekeeper had reported. Arrest records show Peterson admitted that the victim told him no but, “he thought she was playing cute.”

Peterson was booked into the Washington County Jail for first-degree felony, object rape and third-degree felony, forcible sexual abuse charges. 

If you or someone you know needs help, call the Rape & Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-888-421-1100. 

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