West Jordan Police arrest suspect in sexual assault of 5-year-old at library

Posted at 2:01 PM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-28 15:33:30-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah - West Jordan Police have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old child at the West Jordan Library at 8030 South and 1825 West.

Police identified the suspect as 26 year old Troy Sickler.

On Friday, the department released surveillance photos of a suspect and asked for the public's help in identifying the man.

Detective J.C. Holt with West Jordan's Major Crimes Division says the department received several tips and successfully identified the suspect.

Officers then questioned Sickler and he was booked into the Salt Lake County jail, police said.

"The County Library recognizes and appreciates the swift action by all to protect our children," said Jim Cooper, Salt Lake County Library Director. "Safety at the library for our young patrons and their families is paramount to us."

Investigators believe the suspect followed the young boy into the bathroom Thursday where he allegedly forced the boy to perform sexual acts.

The victim told his sister about what happened and the sister reported the incident to her mom, who contacted police.