CEDAR CITY – A 42-year-old Cedar City man was arrested Friday on multiple felony rape and sexual abuse of a child charges, and other charges. In the course of police investigation a second arrest was made of a 28-year-old man on counts of assault.
Both men and the alleged acts underlying the arrest charges are associated in some manner with their positions with Integrity House, a residential treatment facility for teenage girls in Cedar City.
Daniel Sandberg Taylor was arrested and booked on three counts of first-degree felony rape, three counts of first-degree felony sexual abuse of a child, one charge each of child abuse and assault – charges enhanced due to the trust relationship Taylor held with the alleged victims. He was booked into the Iron County Jail by Cedar City Police Department Friday at 9:08 p.m.
Jamie Frost was arrested on two assault counts during the course of the police investigation. Booking information is not available as this report is published.
According to its press release Saturday afternoon, the Police Department received information on May 21 about possible sexual offenses being perpetrated on the female residents of a troubled youth home in Cedar City, Utah, where Daniel Taylor was described as an executive director of the home and listed as the suspect.
“Through the course of the investigation,” the Police Department said, “it was determined that there may have been multiple female minor victims currently in the home.”
The investigation also led officers to a supervisor at the facility, Jamie Frost. Police said that information and evidence gathered resulted in Frost being charged with two counts of assault – one against a female resident of the program and the other against a female staff member.
Although circumstances surrounding the allegations that gave rise to the arrests have not been disclosed in detail, police detectives have been interviewing people at Integrity House since yesterday.
Integrity House response
“We’re all kind of in shock, we know about the allegations and the arrest,” Admissions Director Dawn Bauer said at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday regarding Daniel Taylor’s arrest. “Detectives are still on site, they’re gathering information.”
Bauer could not speak to the reliability or facts pertaining to the arrest charges and said she did not know who made the accusations or the extent to which they involve Integrity House. But the facility is cooperating fully with the police investigation, she said.
“We are dealing with adolescents who are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. In light of the accusations made and charges filed, the staff that is at Integrity is doing everything to bring a semblance of security and peace,” Bauer said; “and our number one purpose is to serve the daughters and their families.”
Bauer said Dan Taylor has not currently been working one-on-one with the girls in the program.
“We don’t ever have male staff work one-on-one with our girls,” she said, “there’s always a female assist in every situation.”
About Integrity House
Integrity House is a residential treatment facility for young ladies 12-18 years old who have behavioral and emotional disorders, Bauer said. It offers-full time residential services and activities that include individual, group, family therapy, and equine assisted therapy as well as academics, suited to the girls’ struggles and situations. It is a private treatment facility, licensed and accredited through the state of Utah with a maximum capacity of 29 residents. Currently, Bauer said that there are 27 girls enrolled.
About the accused
Bauer said that Daniel Taylor was formerly a director at Integrity House, but has, for at least the past year, served in the administration department of the facility, in an administration building – not working with the parents and children.
Daniel Taylor is not currently a director of Integrity House according to Utah’s Division of Corporations filings. He is shown as the corporation’s vice president and his Faron Taylor as its president. Bauer said that Faron Taylor is Daniel Taylor’s brother. There are no directors for the corporation currently, according to the current filing with the state, pursuant to a statute having to do with shareholder’s agreements. Filings pertaining to predecessor entities dating back to at least 2002 reflect Daniel Taylor’s affiliation with Integrity House.
Daniel Taylor has also been the director of the Academy of Eastern Arizona in Holbrook, a program for troubled adolescents.
Bauer said the brothers had a separate program in Arizona that they closed down when they moved to Utah.
Frost is listed on Integrity House’s website under its residential supervisors as a student-family advocate, who is studying Psychology and Sociology at Southern Utah University and having been active as a Boy Scouts Adult Leader.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
This is a developing report as the police investigation is ongoing.
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