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SALT LAKE CITY — Two people were charged Wednesday in a disturbing case of child sex abuse in Salt Lake City.
Michael Lee Travers, 52, of Diberville, Mississippi, and Kristin Michelle Milsap, 32, of Albilene, Texas, were each charged in 3rd District Court with four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. Travers was also charged with an additional four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
In April, a man reported to police that he had received a photograph of Milsap sexually assaulting his 8-year-old daughter, according to charging documents. Salt Lake City police soon discovered four images of Milsap and the girl engaged in sexual activity, the charges state.
As the investigation continued, detectives learned that Milsap rented a motel room multiple times between January and April and would bring the young girl with her, the charges state. She would tell the girl's parents that she was baby-sitting at the Salt Lake County motel and needed the girl to help her, according to charging documents.
When interviewed by police, Milsap said it was Travers who pressured her into touching the child and he was the one taking pictures in the motel, the charges state. In reviewing messages on Milsap's phone, police found texts from Travers stating that he wanted to engage in sexual acts with the young girl, according to the charges. Travers also sent four images of the girl to another person, the charges state.
A pair of $400,000 arrest warrants were issued for Travers and Milsap on Wednesday.