Health Department tip leads to sex offense arrest

ST. GEORGE – A tip from the Health Department led to the arrest of a 19-year-old male who allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female.
Lt. James Van Fleet said the female was 14 at the time of the relationship, but that the girl confirmed she had sex with the male between the months of August and October of this year. Van Fleet said when the Health Department learned of the relationship, they were required by law to contact the police department.
Branden Mendenhall was arrested on two counts of sex offense with a minor. His bail was set at $5,555.

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