was a Mormon church member in Clinton, Utah; charged in Utah in March 2023 with two second degree felony counts of enticing a minor, and one third degree felony count of dealing in materials harmful to a minor; pleaded guilty in June 2023 to one second degree felony count of enticing a minor; sentenced in August 2023 to 45 days in jail, with credit for 15 days served, and 4 years probation

Case Summary

Mike Hiatt AKA Michael Hiatt was an LDS church member in Utah who was charged in March 2023 with three felony counts relating to enticing a minor over the internet.

From a probable cause statement obtained by FLOODLIT thanks to your donations and support:

“On 02/27/2023, Your Affiant posted an image posing as a young female with the caption “Hoping for a school snow day and some fun tomorrow” on an application known to law enforcement. A conversation was then initiated by an anonymous user who Your Affiant was able to identify as Michael Hiatt based on images that were sent to Your Affiant. During the conversation, Michael was told that the female girl was 13 years old and Michael stated that the was 32 years of age. During the conversation, Michael sent an image of him [redacted by FLOODLIT]. As the conversation progressed, Michael talked to Your Affiant about [engaging in sexual activity with the] 13 year old […] On another day during the conversation, Michael spoke about [engaging in sexual activity]. Michael stated that he wanted to hang out with the 13 year old girl. In a Post-Miranda interview, Michael admitted to knowing the person he was talking to was 13 years old and stated that he told her his age. Michael also admitted to sending the images of [himself].”

Hiatt pleaded guilty in June 2023 to one second degree felony count of enticing a minor, as part of a plea agreement.

In August 2023, Hiatt was sentenced to 45 days in jail, with credit for 15 days served, and 4 years probation.

In a letter to the judge, an extended family member of Hiatt said, “Mike has been preying on and attempting to groom 2 underage nieces and 1 underage nephew at certain points over at least an 8 year period.”

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  1. Utah Second District Court - Ogden - State of Utah v. Michael William Hiatt - case number 231900780 - Utah Second District Court - Ogden -
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