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PROVO — A retired Saratoga Springs police officer has now been charged with inappropriately touching a 16-year-old boy he met online.
Aaron David Rosen, 46, of South Jordan, was charged in 4th District Court Wednesday with unlawful sexual contact with a minor, a class A misdemeanor. He made an initial appearance in court on Wednesday and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 29.
Rosen is accused of going to the home of a 16-year-old boy he had met online. "The conversations turned sexual in nature and the two agreed to meet" on July 27, according to charging documents.
While at the teen's house, Rosen inappropriately touched him over his clothing, according to charging documents, and was in the process of disrobing when the boy's father came home.
"The defendant ran through a screen door and jumped off the second floor balcony, got in his car and drove off," according to the charges. The boy's father chased after Rosen and got his license plate number, police say.
Rosen's attorney, Richard Gale, could not immediately be reached for comment.
On Facebook, Rosen said he was "catfished" and said the teen portrayed himself as a 23-year-old college student online and invited Rosen to his house claiming his roommates were not home.
"He misrepresented himself. And thank goodness things didn't get any further! But juveniles (and it's BOTH boys and girls) they need to know that this has lasting effects on people's lives," Rosen wrote on Facebook.
Rosen recently retired from the Saratoga Springs Police Department. He is also a DJ on K-Bull 93 using the name "Coyote McCoy."
On Facebook, several people posted messages of support on Rosen's wall, saying they are standing by him.