WEST WENDOVER – A Utah man was jailed on a quarter-million dollars bail after a 14-year-old girl’s mother read her diary.
West Wendover police officers investigated the allegations of sex between the girl and 18-year-old Nathanial Sweat of Ogden on Jan. 9.
“The parent of the female alerted officers after finding writings in a journal belonging to her daughter,” stated Lt. Don Lininger.
“Officers learned that the two were involved in a dating relationship. … The two would communicate frequently through use of social media and cellphone,” according to Lininger.
The sexual contact was alleged to have occurred in West Wendover when Sweat came to meet with the girl, with whom he was “in a dating relationship.”
After being interviewed by police, Sweat was taken into custody without incident. His bail was set at $250,000.