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New claims surface involving man accused of stalking girls in Layton

By Andrew Adams | Posted - Jul 14th, 2017 @ 11:01pm



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LAYTON—Prosecutors said Friday they were looking at additional potential cases involving a man already accused of following three girls into a Subway restaurant.

Chad Flitton has been charged with stalking, a class A misdemeanor, in that case.

Friday afternoon, Layton City attorney Gary Crane said another similar case allegedly involving Flitton had come to light in Davis County. Crane was also learning for the first time of a Farr West teen’s alleged encounter with Flitton last year.

Markey Klug said her then-14-year-old daughter and friends were walking in their neighborhood in the area of 3400 North and 3000 West last August when a man pulled up in a sedan.

“He was asking for instructions at first on how to get out of the neighborhood,” Klug said.

Rather than leave when he received directions from the girls, Klug said the man followed and persisted for 10 to 15 minutes.

“(He) asked them if they knew if there were any parties in the area,” Klug said.

Klug said the teens finally became spooked and ran into a house.

“One of the girls actually asked him, ‘Leave us alone, go away!’” Klug recalled.

Klug said her husband and daughter then spotted the man they say they identified as Flitton the next day at a Maverik station at a time when the man appeared to be in the middle of a confrontation over an alleged incident with another group of girls.

“Their teacher had noticed them being followed by him, and so they followed him following the girls,” Klug said.

Klug said though they photographed Flitton and reported the matter to responding Weber County Sheriff’s deputies, no charges were ever filed.

As of late Friday, a sheriff’s spokesman had not returned KSL's call regarding the matter.

Crane said he planned to look into the Klug family’s claims further and encouraged anyone else who had similar experiences with Flitton to contact his office.

In a brief text exchange Friday night, Flitton suggested he had been misrepresented in past published reports and that matters had been blown out of proportion.

Flitton has past convictions for a violating a protective order, attempting to violate a protective order, obstructing justice, unlawfully providing shelter to a runaway, lewdness, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

He is scheduled to go to court Aug. 15 over the matter at the Layton Subway, in which a probable cause statement said he had followed the girls into a bathroom area.

Flitton is also scheduled to go to trial Aug. 10 on a charge of sexual battery. In that case, court documents said while Flitton was receiving a shave at a beauty school, he “intentionally touched the victim on her buttocks multiple times.”

Klug said she hoped there would be greater repercussions.

“As a parent, I mean, this is the worst possible thing you can imagine happening to your children, so yeah, it’s terrifying,” she said.

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