Utah man charged with raping 12-year-old he met on TRAX

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  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    March 10, 2018 11:46 a.m.

    ''Utah man charged with raping 12-year-old he met on TRAX'' the headline makes TRAX sound dangerous, criminal, loathsome, avoid it at all cost. But the article allegedly indicates the man texted. So why not say ''Utah man used I-Phone (or Samsung) phone before raping 12 year old?'' Well, the phone had nothing to do with the crime, nor did TRAX. This is an unfortunate smear of the TRAX, and irrelevant to the charge. The headline sounds like the crime was committed on TRAX. Unless I am missing something here.

  • ConservativeCommonTater West Valley City, UT
    March 10, 2018 10:06 a.m.

    12 years ikd? I don't get it, I was still playing war and cowboys and indians up until then. This guy needs to go to prison to learn skills. He obviously isn't a benefit to society at this point in his life.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    March 9, 2018 2:57 p.m.

    I hate that we need to teach our children - age 12 and younger - that they need to fear men. Not trying to be provocative, but telling kids to not ride Traxx or what men are capable of is like saying people need to fear everyone who owns a gun because of what happened in Florida.

    It is truly sad that a few very demented and sick people are able to strike fear, and take away the innocents of youth. It's just wrong. These people need to be removed from society. Yes, we need to teach our kids to not text strangers. Yes, we need to keep an eye on our younger ones. And no, we will never remove all these sick people from our midst.

    But I hate to take the innocents away from all 12 year olds because of the actions of a few. No - 12 year olds need to not be riding Trax alone. But they should be able to. I used to ride the bus from Yale at 13th downtown as a kid. Kids today should have that very same right. And not be in fear.

    The reality was not the ride on Trax - but the contacting after. Cell phones are very problematic for very young people.

  • taatmk Brigham City, UT
    March 9, 2018 1:34 p.m.

    Don't allow your 12 year old daughter to ride TRAX alone. There are predators out there of all shapes, sizes and ages.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    March 9, 2018 12:15 p.m.

    This guy is a clear danger to society. Twelve year old girls need to be taught what older men want to do and to avoid them at all costs.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 9, 2018 10:41 a.m.

    "In December of 2016, Tate was convicted of felony drug distribution in a plea in abeyance in which he agreed to enter drug court, according to court records."

    Really? Whose court was this in? Why did the prosecutor go along? Connected family? Drug possession is one thing, but Felony Drug Distribution and a plea in abeyance? something doesn't smell right. I hope the D-News investigates further.