- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The governor’s half-brother is jailed on suspicion of enticing a minor online.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Spencer Cannon said 56-year-old Paul Gordon Peters was chatting online with a police detective who pretended to be a 13-year-old girl.

Peters was arrested in Provo where the two agreed to meet and is in Utah County Jail where his cash-only bail was set at $25,000.

According to a police affidavit, Peters said in the chat that he had engaged in sex acts with underage girls before.

A jail spokesman told the Associated Press on Sunday that it wasn’t clear if Peters had an attorney and he couldn’t be reached for comment.

Gov. Gary Herbert’s spokesman said in a statement that the governor and Peters were raised in different households.

___

Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide