- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

PROVO, Utah (AP) - An Ancestry.com co-founder who pleaded guilty attempted sexual abuse of a teenage girl has been jailed for breaking a no-contact order in the case.

The Daily Herald of Provo reports (https://bit.ly/1OiAwnl ) 51-year-old Daniel Taggart was arrested Tuesday after a judge ruled that he disobeyed the order at a retail store where 15-year-old works.

Taggart says he didn’t know the girl worked there, but prosecutors say failed to leave the store after he saw her.

Taggart had been out on bail pending his Jan. 15 sentencing.

He’s facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to four sex abuse charges.



Prosecutors say the girl was visiting Taggart’s daughter when he gave her alcohol and sex toys, and then assaulted her after his daughter fell asleep.

Taggart left Ancestry.com 15 years ago.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com

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