Local man arrested in Utah for enticing a minor

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Jaden Paul Burt | Davis County Jail

LAYTON, Utah — A Blackfoot man was arrested Thursday in Utah after he believed he was talking with a teenage girl on social media.

Jaden Paul Burt, 23, was arrested for enticing a minor through the internet or text message, according to KUTV.

According to a probable cause statement obtained by KUTV, Burt claimed he was working at Hill Air Force Base. He allegedly engaged in an online conversation with someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl between Tuesday and Thursday.

During the discussion, Burt reportedly discussed taking a shower and engaging in sexual relations with the girl. Court documents show Burt also stated that he was 17 in the chat and sent a picture of himself.

Burt allegedly told the girl he wanted to meet her and as he was driving to the planned destination, officials conducted a traffic stop and identified him as the driver.

Burt was arrested by the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. He reportedly invoked his Miranda rights and refused to speak with investigators.

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