A person in Utah has been charged with raping and molesting kids at his mom’s day care facility many years in the past, authorities stated.
Theodore Joseph Heaps, 35, admitted to cops that he victimized a number of kids underneath his mom’s care at a Salt Lake Metropolis day care facility when he was 15 and 17 years outdated between 1998 and 2000, based on court docket paperwork cited by the Salt Lake Tribune.
Police in Salt Lake Metropolis launched an investigation earlier this 12 months after one of many purported feminine victims went to authorities to report that she had been raped by Heaps at a day care facility when she was 12 years outdated.
A male sufferer later informed investigators that he had been sexually assaulted by Heaps on the facility when he was about 6 or 7 years outdated, based on the newspaper.
Heaps then admitted to assaulting the 12-year-old woman, however informed detectives he didn’t keep in mind the title of a boy he raped when the kid was roughly 6 years outdated, court docket paperwork present.
Heaps additionally informed police he molested one other boy “quite a few occasions” throughout a two-year span when the boy was between 6 and eight years outdated.
Det. Robert Ungricht, a police spokesman in Salt Lake Metropolis, informed the newspaper that detectives should not on the lookout for further victims apart from the three alleged in charging paperwork.
Ungricht didn’t determine the situation of the day care facility, however KUTV studies that Heap’s most up-to-date deal with was listed on Lorraine Avenue in Salt Lake Metropolis. Ungricht additionally had no data as as to if Heaps’ mom was conscious of the alleged sexual assaults or if she might probably face prices in connection to the allegations.
A detective wrote in a possible trigger affidavit obtained by KUTV that Heaps admitted in a recorded interview to sexually abusing “many kids” underneath his mom’s care and recognized a number of kids he molested by title.
Anybody who believes that they could have been victimized by Heaps is requested to name Salt Lake Metropolis police at (801) 799-3000.
Heaps, who was launched from jail in 2009 after convictions of kidnapping and baby abuse and neglect, was arrested Wednesday, based on the newspaper.
He stays held on $500,000 bail as of early Thursday on two counts of sodomy on a baby and one rely of rape of a kid, jail data present.