Man tries to evade police after alleged sexual assaults

ST. GEORGE – A 35-year-old man was arrested on multiple sex offense charges allegedly committed Monday morning in St. George after which he fled the scene and sought to evade police officers.

Washington County Attorney Brock Belnap has filed charges on behalf of the state of Utah against Nicholaus Michael Nester, of St. George, which include four first-degree felonies for aggravated sexual assault, rape, and sodomy; one third-degree felony for unlawful use of a finance card; and one class A misdemeanor for failing to stop at the command of an officer.

Nicholaus Michael Nester of St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News
Nicholaus Michael Nester of St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News

Particulars of the incident are reserved out of privacy considerations for the alleged victim.

This is not Nester’s first run-in with the law. According to court documents, he has been arrested for theft, multiple drug and assault offenses, aggravated kidnapping, and robbery in Utah.

In August 2007 Nester was arrested and charged with first-degree felony rape, first-degree felony forcible sodomy, and a class B misdemeanor for simple assault. On Oct. 11, 2007, the rape and sodomy charges were dismissed by Judge G. Rand Beacham of the 5th District Court and Nester was only found guilty of simple assault.

Nester was booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on Monday. His bail is set at $81,950.

Nester is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • Koolaid August 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Will he evade excommunication and lose his worthiness? What rhymes with Nester? Molester.

    • Frank August 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      You are one angry little dude kookaid. Get off the welfare and get a job. Are you mad because bish wouldn’t pay your rent?

  • bobber August 26, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Let’s not come to any wild conclusions until we hear what the horse has to say…

    • Koolaid August 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Probably made the dog beg

    • Wilbur August 26, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      When the horse says “neigh” or “whoa”, the horse means neigh or whoa!

  • goldie August 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Hopefully, he wil be sentenced equal to his crimes and no wrist-slap.

  • Nutcutter August 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Cut’em OFF!

  • patient August 26, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Koolaid and boober seem to like horses and dogs, both of you must hang out and check out horses and dogs all day.

    • Koolaid August 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Nope. You Dixie guys can keep your traditional festivities to yourselves

  • patient August 26, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    This nester guy sounds like the kind of guy that you guys would hang with too, and be best buddies.

  • Bobber+aids=Koolaid August 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I expected Bobbers hair to be shorter. I guess troll hair is long. Rumor is Koolaid calls Bobbers long hair a handle

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