St. George woman arrested on sex abuse charges involving child

Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 16:01:23-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A St. George woman was arrested on multiple charges relating to sex abuse, including rape, involving a young child.

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Overall, Laura Ann Regg, 35, faces 15 counts following an investigation that began with a tip from the child's aunt in January.

According to the probable cause statement, family members caring for the child and their sibling learned the 12-year-old had been molested while living in St. George. While speaking with detectives, the child said the abuse began when they were 9-years-old.

The child described multiple instances of abuse involving both Laura Regg and her husband Travis Regg.

During one of the incidents, Regg told the child, who was 10 at the time, that she was "proud" of them. Another time, the child said the Regg used a syringe to give them something so that the sexual abuse wouldn't hurt.

The child said they didn't tell anyone about the abuse "because [they] told [them] if [they] did they would go to prison," according to court documents.

While in custody on other charges at Washington County Purgatory, Regg denied any of the accusations made by the child.

It's not known if Travis Regg has been charged yet with any crime.