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Cache County man arrested, accused of exploiting teen girls

Cache County man arrested, accused of exploiting teen girls

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Cache County man was arrested Wednesday after police say he has been engaging in sexually explicit conversations with multiple girls.

Dexter Kimball Dayley, 28, was booked into the Cache County Jail for investigation of five counts of enticing a minor, and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Cache County Sheriff's Office began investigating Dayley after receiving a tip from the FBI about “an individual that was engaged in sexual activity online with underage females,” according to a police affidavit.

When police interviewed Dayley on Monday, he told them he uses the app Chitter to talk to girls, but said “that if he finds out they are underage he stops talking to them,” the affidavit states.

However, when the investigating officer asked to look at Dayley’s Chitter account, he found a sexually explicit conversation with a teen girl, according to the affidavit.

“While searching his phone I located a conversation between Dexter and multiple girls who identify themselves as being under 18 years of age. One of them, a 13-year-old female, sent Dexter more than 10 photographs of her in various states of undress,” the deputy wrote in the report.

More than 20 conversations with underage girls that were sexual in nature were found on Dayley’s phone, according to the affidavit.

“During the course of our interview I asked Dexter ... if he felt that he was capable of raping a child. Dexter stated that he wishes he could say no, but that he has done a lot of stupid things,” the affidavit says.

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