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Ex-Saratoga Springs officer arrested for alleged sexual activity with minor

Ex-Saratoga Springs officer arrested for alleged sexual activity with minor

(Utah County Jail)


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SARATOGA SPRINGS — A recently retired Saratoga Springs police officer was arrested last week after police say he had sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy.

Aaron David Rosen, 46, of South Jordan, was booked into Utah County Jail Thursday for investigation of one count unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony.

A message left at a number believed to be Rosen's was not immediately returned late Monday. It was not clear if he had a lawyer. He had not been formally charged by prosecutors.

Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said a father called police on Thursday, saying he came home early from work and saw a man who was partially-clothed jump from the home's second-story balcony, run to a car and drive away.

The father relayed the license plate number and a description of the suspect to police, who identified the driver as former Saratoga Springs police officer Aaron David Rosen. Cannon said Rosen had retired about a month ago from the department, where he was also a public information officer.

The department asked the Utah County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the allegation because Rosen recently worked for Saratoga Springs. Rosen bailed out of jail Thursday about 11 p.m., Cannon said.

The alleged relationship between the boy and Rosen was unclear, but Cannon believes they met on social media.

Cannon said he was unsure exactly how long Rosen had worked for Saratoga Springs before retiring but believes Rosen was one of the first officers hired when the agency was created in 2007.

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