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A 5-year-old boy who was sexually assaulted in the restroom of a recreation center by a stranger had to escape by crawling under the stall door



UTAH – According to the police officials, a 26-year-old man was booked into the Utah County Jail.

His name is Jonathan Jareth Soberanis,  and he is arrested for investigation of sexual abuse of a child, lewdness involving a child, unlawful detention of a minor, voyeurism against a child under the age of 14, assault against police, trespassing and resisting arrest.

A 5-year-old boy went unaccompanied into a locker room of the Lehi Legacy Center, 123 N. Center Street.

While the child was using the bathroom, an unknown man entered his stall and the man exposed himself to the boy.

Police found out that he had already been permanently banned from the recreation center for committing a lewd act in 2015 and had previously been charged with lewdness involving a child.

The suspect was charged in 2018 and 2019 in separate cases of lewdness involving a child, but both cases were later dismissed after it was determined that he was not competent to stand trial.