A 38 year old California man was arrested after he came to Utah for the purpose of engaging in sexual relations with a 13 year old girl. He also had plans to meet two 14 year old girls in Colorado.
On April 17, 2017, Jason Reed Akers, age 38, of Ontario, California, began communicating over the internet with a person he believed to be a 13 year old girl. That person was actually an undercover investigator with the Utah Valley Special Victims Task Force. Akers described actions he desired to take with this person and arranged a meeting at a public location in Utah County on April 19. After he arrived there Akers was arrested by detectives. During the course of the investigation detectives found methamphetamine, marijuana, spice, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun. Detectives also discovered that Akers had made arrangements to meet two 14 year old girls in different locations in Colorado. Law enforcement officials there are investigating this information and additional charges may be coming. Akers was booked into the Utah County Jail on the following charges: Entice Solicit Seduce or Lure a Minor by Internet or Text, 2nd degree felony; Entice Solicit Seduce or Lure a Minor by Internet or Text, 2 counts 3rd degree felony; Dealing in Harmful Materials to Minor, 2 counts 3rd degree felony; Possession of Firearm by Category II Restricted Person, 3rd degree felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, class A misdemeanor; Possession of Marijuana-Drug Free Zone, class A misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, class B misdemeanor. Bail for Akers has been set at $50,000.00 cash only.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO