Utah children's voice teacher solicited sex with children online, charges say

A Utah voice teacher, whose students apparently include young children, faces criminal charges after agents say he tried to solicit sex from a child online.

A Utah voice teacher, whose students apparently include young children, faces criminal charges after agents say he tried to solicit sex from a child online. (Sebastian Duda, Shutterstock)



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SALT LAKE CITY — A children's voice teacher has been charged with trying to solicit sex from a young child online.

Jordan C. Hutchings, 25, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with two counts of attempted sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony.

On Tuesday, agents from the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children task force said they were working an undercover operation "on an internet-based application commonly used for dating and sexual encounters."

Hutchings started a conversation with an undercover agent and said he "was interested in sexually abusing the officer's 5-year-old son," according to charging documents.

Hutchings also claimed he had previously sought out child pornography and had sexually assaulted other children when he was a teen, the charges allege. He then "disclosed that he is employed as a voice teacher," which includes teaching children, and that he wished he could sexually abuse some of his students who were under the age of 10, according to the court documents.

Hutchings also allegedly told the officer that there was "no way" he could actually abuse the students because the room where he teaches has "large windows" and cameras. But he said if not for that, "he would," the charges state.

After arranging a meeting time and place for what he allegedly thought would be an encounter with the undercover officer's son, Hutchings was arrested shortly after arriving.

Prosecutors have requested that Hutchings remain in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail pending trial.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021 after many years of reporting for the Deseret News

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