Suspect officially charged with kidnapping, rape, of Hunter High student

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Grief counselors available at Granite School District schools following kidnapping

UPDATE (1/31/2020) – A man arrested Tuesday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a student as she walked home from school, was officially charged in 3rd District Court on Friday.

Lujan was charged with 10 felonies including first-degree felony rape, aggravated kidnapping and forcible sodomy, and second degree felony charges of sexual exploitation of a minor (x3) and obstruction of justice (x3).

Lujan is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail. His next court date has not yet been scheduled.


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Unified police say 43-year-old Creed Cole Lujan from West Valley City in custody in connection with the reported abduction of a Hunter High school student.

A probable cause statement released on said Tuesday that Lujan was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on multiple felonies. Including rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse of a child-stranger to the victim, two counts of aggravated assault, distribution of pornographic material and tampering with evidence.

Police took Lujan into custody just before 10 p.m. Monday night.

Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray said a teenage girl reported she was walking home from Hunter High School around 2:30 p.m. when she was abducted.

According to the probable cause statement, the victim said that Lujan gave her two different kinds of pills to relax her and then took her inside a house. Where the victim reported to WVPD officers that the man took her to a house and photographed and videoed her, and then raped her.

Granite School District said after she escaped her abductor, she was found by her friends near the school located at 4500 South 5600 West.

“We just want to reassure students of their safety; not just here at Hunter High School, but the neighboring schools,” Granite School District spokesperson Ben Horsely said Tuesday morning.

Horsely said grief counselors are available at schools throughout the district.

He asked that parents never let their children walk to or from school alone. The district has identified safe walking routes mapped by the community and law enforcement.

A quick look at Lujan’s criminal record shows he was convicted for attempted murder in 2008. He was released from prison in January of 2015 and is currently on parole.

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