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Sex offender arrested in abuse of disabled woman

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Updated - Apr 25th, 2019 @ 2:34pm | Posted - Apr 25th, 2019 @ 12:47pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — A registered sex offender has been arrested and accused of abusing a disabled woman he was staying with.

Garrett Otto, 23, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of burglary, sexual battery and intentional abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult.

The incident allegedly happened in January. Otto was staying with a couple that included a 62-year-old woman who "had several disabilities which required her to use a wheelchair, cane and is completely disabled on the left side of her body," a jail report states.

While the woman was lying on her bed, Otto entered her room without permission, climbed on top of her, and "licked her forehead, nibbled her ear, and groped her breast," according to the report.

When officers arrested Otto, they learned he was a sex offender but did not register on the Utah Sex Offender Registry "because he did not want the title of sex offender," the report states.

In July 2018, Otto was convicted of two counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. In that case, Otto, when he was 21, met a 15-year-old girl twice outside her Cottonwood Heights Middle School to have sex in a wooded area, according to charging documents.

In August, Otto was convicted of assault for a fight with another man at Pioneer Park, court records indicate.

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