LaVerkin man already facing weapons offenses charged with child sex abuse

LaVerkin man already facing weapons offenses charged with child sex abuse

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SALT LAKE CITY — A LaVerkin man charged Friday with numerous weapons violations is now facing additional charges for alleged sex abuse of a child.

Tucker Reynolds, 48, was charged Monday in Washington County's 5th District Court with two counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, and three counts of forcible sex abuse, a second-degree felony.

Those counts are in addition to charges filed on Friday for possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony, and three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.

In his latest charges, a girl told police that Reynolds frequently abused her between the ages of 12 and 15. The girl said she was not comfortable telling him to "stop," according to charging documents.

"She also told me that she pretended to be asleep and not saying anything to him because she knew what he was capable of. When asked what she meant she stated he taught her to shoot guns, how to fight back, make bombs and other things. She said he also taught her how to stab, cut and do the most damage to someone. She also stated she knew with her small frame she wasn't going to be able to do much against him so she didn't do anything," the charges state.

On Thursday, LaVerkin police assisted investigators from the Department of Homeland Security with serving a search warrant on Reynolds' home, according to a Washington County Jail report.


"I was advised Tucker Reynolds had ordered a full automatic selector switch for a Glock. Possession of the switch itself is considered an unregistered machine gun," the report states.

Because Reynolds was convicted in 2005 in federal court of possessing an unregistered destructive device, he is currently prohibited from possessing dangerous weapons, according to the report. Reynolds was sentenced to five months in federal prison for that incident.

As investigators were serving the warrant, they noticed him driving by in his truck. After pulling him over, police found "a Glock 19 handgun in a compartment in the head rest. The firearm was loaded with a round in the chamber," the report states.

Inside his house, three "large knives" were seen on Reynolds' nightstand next to his bed, according to the report.

Reynolds was ordered to be held on no bail.


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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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