was an LDS church member and Mesquite, Nevada police detective; was arrested in 2018, pleaded guilty to a charge of crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct

About Gary Erickson

Gary Erickson Mormon Sex Crime Case Summary

Arrested 2018-09-12

from KUTV:

“MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men.

Gary Erickson was arrested Sept. 12 in Las Vegas. He’s awaiting extradition to St. George, Utah on one count of sexual abuse of a minor, one count of dealing in material harmful to a minor and three counts of sexual exploitation.

Citing court records, The St. George Spectrum reports he arranged a sexual encounter with the 15-year-old boy in an aquatic center locker room in St. George in August.

The police department said in a statement Wednesday the 50-year-old Erickson has been placed on paid administrative leave. He has worked there since 1999.”

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