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Hawkins was apprehended by Detectives late Friday night and was booked into the Utah County Jail on multiple charges of Aggravated Forcible Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Rape of a Child, Aggravated Kidnaping, Abuse of a Child, Endangerment of a Child, and Threats Against Life.

On Friday, March 6th, Utah County Detectives with the Utah County Special Victims Task Force were notified by the Department of Child and Family Services of an individual who had committed several sexual acts against at least two young females. These acts were performed on one of the females beginning at the age of 12. These acts were repeated by the suspect on multiple occasions over the past three years. Information was also obtained that the suspect would photograph at least one of the victim’s while she was unclothed. Both females were threatened by the suspect. After the sexual acts were performed against the victims, the suspect allegedly gave the victims drugs, money, and other items.

The suspect was identified as 38 year-old Jason Hawkins. Hawkins was apprehended by Detectives late Friday night and was booked into the Utah County Jail on multiple charges of Aggravated Forcible Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Rape of a Child, Aggravated Kidnaping, Abuse of a Child, Endangerment of a Child, and Threats Against Life. Hawkins bail is currently set at $50,000 cash only.

Detectives with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office are following up on additional information provided to them by the victims.

We encourage anyone with further information to contact the Utah County Special Victims Task Force at (801) 851-8361. For any other questions please contact Sgt. Matt Higley at 801-851-8361 or Lieutenant Mike Brower at 801-851-4010.

Lieutenant Dennis Harris/ Public Information Officer/ Utah County Sheriff Office