ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was arrested last week on five counts of sex with a minor.
Simon Alvarez, 42, was arrested after the mother of his child called police over a custody dispute. Captain James Van Fleet said the mom, who is currently 19-years-old, told officers that Alvarez took their child and would not return the child to her.
During the investigation, officers learned that the mom had become pregnant at the age of 17. Officers determined that a sexual relationship had allegedly occurred between the victim and Alvarez when she was under age, Van Fleet said.
Alvarez was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility where he is also being investigated by ICE. Van Fleet said the child was released to the mother.
* Persons accused are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
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