CRIME

Man arrested for alleged sexual assault of a minor on New Year’s Day

Jan 8, 2022, 6:19 PM
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GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — A 18-year-old man has been taken into custody by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old minor in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

According to the probable cause statement, William Zenger met the victim at Ebenezer’s where a party was being held. The victim stated the two began dancing and Zenger asked if he could kiss her. The victim said yes to the request.

Later in the evening, the victim went back to her hotel room and visited with Zenger on Snap Chat. After the two exchanged their ages with each other, the two met back up at his hotel room.

It was in his hotel room where the sexual assault took place, according to the probable cause statement.

The probable cause statement further states, the victim told authorities, while in the hotel room she told Zenger she was scared and needed to get back home. 

Upon speaking to authorities and being read his Miranda rights, Zenger admitted to drinking beer that night. He also admitted to having a girl in his hotel room that he had met at a dance.

When asked about the alleged sexual assault, Zenger said he wanted a lawyer.

Zenger was arrested and booked into the Garfield County Jail under investigation for sodomy of a child, a first-degree felony; forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony and possession of alcohol for someone under 21, a Class B misdemeanor.

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