Woman suing Tim Ballard files police report accusing him of sexual assault

Nov 16, 2023, 8:47 PM | Updated: 11:05 pm

Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, testifies before a committee in Washington ...

Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, testifies before a committee in Washington on Sept. 13. A woman suing Ballard has now filed a report with Lindon police accusing him of sexual assault. (House Homeland Security Committee)

(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 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.

Read Bridger Beal-Cvetko‘s full story at

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Crime, Police + Courts

A driver in Draper experienced a medical emergency and passed away at the wheel on Thursday evening...

Derrick Jones

Medical emergency kills driver at the wheel

A driver in Draper experienced a medical emergency and passed away at the wheel Thursday evening, resulting in an accident.

3 hours ago

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, center, sits with her attorney Jason Bowles, left, during the first day of t...

MORGAN LEE Associate Press

Negligence or scapegoating? Trial of ‘Rust’ armorer begins in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Prosecutors sought to pin blame on a movie weapons supervisor for bringing live ammunition on set that contributed to the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during production of the film "Rust."

4 hours ago

Ruby Franke stands with her attorney, Lamar Winward, at her sentencing on Tuesday. Her brother and ...

Emily Ashcraft

Ruby Franke’s parents, brother say Franke was brainwashed

In letters Franke's family said she had isolated herself from them, and they compared her co-defendant Jodi Hildebrandt to a cult leader.

15 hours ago

Containers holding frozen embryos and sperm are stored in liquid nitrogen at a fertility clinic in ...

Jessica Lowell

The future of IVF in Utah following the Alabama Supreme Court embryo ruling

One expert says they won't know if Utah would interpret its wrongful death statute the same way Alabama did until a case came up .

19 hours ago

Lights on top of a police car....

Amie Schaeffer

2 people killed in West Valley City car accident

Two people were killed when their passenger car collided with a semitruck late Wednesday night in West Valley City.

1 day ago

Park City Mountain Resort...

Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Family files lawsuit after girl dangled from Park City ski lift for 300 yards, then fell 30 feet

A family is suing Vail Resorts after a 10-year-old girl dangled and then fell 30 feet from the chair lift, sustaining severe injuries.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Woman suing Tim Ballard files police report accusing him of sexual assault