was an LDS returned missionary and BYU-Idaho student; convicted in July 2023 of one first degree felony count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Latest - August 2023: pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation
  • Born: 1999
  • AKA Cris Biggs
  • LDS positions: Missionary,
  • LDS mission: United States - Salt Lake City Headquarters (history center and family history center) 2018-2020
  • Criminal case events: Guilty,
  • Victims:
  • Crime scenes:

Case Summary

Cris Biggs was a 23 year old returned missionary, active LDS church member and BYU-Idaho student. He worked as a mental health tech and was studying to work with at-risk populations.

Cristifer Biggs Sex Crime Information

In March 2023, Biggs found a 12-year-old child on the website Omegle, according to a police probable cause affidavit. He convinced the child to FaceTime with him where he masturbated on camera and got the child to do the same, the affidavit said.

Biggs then tried to convince the child to meet up with him for in-person sex. After the child blocked him, he created several false phone numbers to continue contacting the child, according to the police statement.

One text message from Biggs to the child read in part, “It felt so good to [redacted] for you and I still want to have sex with you.” [redacted by FLOODLIT]

The police were notified and Biggs was arrested and charged with five felonies.

Cristifer Biggs Arrest Information

Bigg’s arrest took place on May 4, 2023, at his place of work, Highland Ridge.

At the time of Biggs’s arrest, he was engaged to be married.

Biggs told police “that his biological father [Robert William Biggs of Utah] is currently [sic] in prison for ‘Child Pornography’ (Child Abuse Sexual Material) and that he himself is addicted to pornography, but no ‘gay or kid stuff’.”

The police affidavit says Biggs lied twice to the arresting officer, saying he had chatted online in a sexual way with an adult woman, instead of with a child. When confronted about his lies, Biggs “nodded his head and confirmed this was true. Cristifer said he couldn’t remember the age earlier, which was why he lied to me, but that [the child] did tell him [the child] was 12.”

Cristifer Biggs Plea Agreement

In July 2023, Biggs took a plea deal and entered a guilty plea on one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

Cristifer Biggs Criminal Sentence Information

Biggs’s sentencing hearing is on Monday, August 28, 2023.

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3RD DISTRICT COURT
SALT LAKE COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
STATE OF UTAH vs. CRISTIFER KALEN BIGGS
CASE NUMBER 231905125 State Felony
This case is linked to the following cases: 221910882, 231903063
CHARGES
Charge 1 – 76-5B-201.1(2)+(3A) – AGGRAVATED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR -1st Degree Felony
Offense Date: March 26, 2023
Location: Salt Lake County
Plea: July 10, 2023 Guilty
Disposition: July 10, 2023 Guilty
Charge 2 – 76-5B-201.1(2)+(3A) – AGGRAVATED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR -1st Degree Felony
Offense Date: March 26, 2023
Location: Salt Lake County
Plea: June 20, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: July 10, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi
Charge 3 – 76-4-401(4)(A)(I) – ENTICE A MINOR BY INTERNET OR TEXT – 2nd DegreeFelony
Offense Date: March 26, 2023
Location: Salt Lake County
Plea: June 20, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: July 10, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi
Charge 4 – 76-10-1206(1) – DEALING IN MATERIALS HARMFUL TO MINOR – 3rd DegreeFelony
Offense Date: March 26, 2023
Location: Salt Lake County
Plea: June 20, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: July 10, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi
Charge Subject To Minimum Mandatory Sentence

SENTENCE PRISON
Based on the defendant’s conviction of AGGRAVATED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR a 1st Degree Felony, the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than five years and which may be life in the Utah State Prison.
To the SALT LAKE County Sheriff: The defendant is remanded to your custody for transportation to the Utah State Prison where the defendant will be confined.

Sources
  1. Taylorsville man arrested for enticement, exploitation
    view source details | 7 May 2023 | Gephardt Daily
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