Salt Lake County Jail
Mart "Marty" Clough, 32, of Midvale, a counselor at Copper Hills Youth Center, is charged with sexually exploiting a teen girl who was a resident at the treatment center.

SALT LAKE CITY — A youth counselor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl he met in treatment has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

Mart "Marty" Clough, 32, of Midvale, was charged Oct. 12 in 5th District Court with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, and enticing a minor over the internet, a class A misdemeanor.

A $50,000 warrant was issued for Clough's arrest. He was picked up by officers from the Division of Homeland Security and booked into jail on Thursday.

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According to charging documents, a 17-year-old girl was a resident at the Copper Hills Youth Center, 5899 Rivendell Drive, earlier this year. Clough was one of the girl's counselors. After leaving the facility, she friended Clough on Facebook and later on Snapchat.

Using text messages and "several social media services," the dialogue between the two became sexual, the charges state. The two soon began exchanging pictures and videos.

"The records confirm Marty asked for naked photos/videos of the victim" and that he planned to visit her "to have sex with her," according to the charges.

On his Facebook page, Clough is listed as a mental health associate at Copper Hills Youth Center.

— Pat Reavy