Woman suing Tim Ballard files police report accusing him of sexual assault
Nov 16, 2023, 8:47 PM | Updated: 11:05 pm
(House Homeland Security Committee)
LINDON — Lindon police have confirmed that they have opened up a criminal investigation of Operation Underground Railroad founder and former CEO Tim Ballard.
A woman filed a police report against Ballard, alleging the anti-sex trafficking activist sexually assaulted her.
The woman contacted Lindon police Nov. 1 to report an assault, according to an initial police report obtained by KSL.com through an open records request. The record outlines that a police report was made, but doesn’t include any specifics or evidence about what the woman says occurred.
“A meeting was set with a detective for the next day,” the report says. “I have forwarded this case to investigations for the interview.”
Lindon Police Chief Mike Broward confirmed the department is investigating. “We have received a complaint and we are opening an investigation,” he said.
Ballard was accused of sexual misconduct in a pair of civil lawsuits filed last month by six anonymous women and one man. Suzette Rasmussen, an attorney for those seven, confirmed it was one of her clients who came forward to Lindon police, though she did not provide more information.
The woman is the first known person to file a police report against Ballard.