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Man arrested after abuse allegations at youth treatment center

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jun 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-01 17:11:13-04

CEDAR CITY  — The director of a residential treatment center for troubled teen girls in Cedar City was arrested after allegations of sexual assault came to light.

The Cedar City Police Department received a tip on May 21 about possible sexual misconduct at Integrity House, which treats girls between the ages of 12 and 17.

According to a press release from the Cedar City Police Department, the investigation determined there may have been multiple female victims who are currently in the home. Police have contacted the families of the 28 girls at the center, which remains open.

42-year-old Daniel Taylor, described in the press release as the Executive Director of Integrity House, was arrested on charges of assault and child abuse. He also faces three counts of first-degree felony rape and three counts of sexual abuse of a child, which is also a first-degree felony.

Sgt. Jimmy Roden, Cedar City Police, said some of those charges were enhanced due to Taylor’s position of trust with the victims.

“His involvement and his interaction with the girls was one where he could provide privileges or enforce punishment upon the girls, and that was the main player in the position of trust enhancement,” Roden said.

Police are continuing their investigation into the case.