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Polk County Man Charged with Rape in Utah

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department, acting on a felony warrant from Utah, arrested 34 year old Guillermo Farias at a residence in Wickes (Polk County) Thursday, March 26. Arrest records show Farias resides in Grannis.

Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said that Farias was being held in the Polk County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Utah.

According to the Desert News in Salt Lake City, Farias was charged Tuesday in the 1st District Court with rape of a child, a first-degree felony; and three counts of sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.

A woman recently contacted the Logan Police Department and reported that Farias raped her at his residence when she was 12 years old in 2012.

As the investigation continued, a second victim reported Farias abused her when she was 14 years old. She said her sexual assulted also occured in 2012.

Farias will extridited back to Utah to face trail.

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