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Cottonwood Heights man charged with raping teenage girl

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 18:54:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office has charged a Cottonwood Heights man with four felony counts of rape after police interviewed a 15-year-old girl about the allegations earlier this year.

Charging documents allege Kenneth James Vester, 48, had an inappropriate relationship with the girl and raped her on four occasions between January 1 and March 30 of this year.

The girl told police that Vester said: "I don't care if you want to do this or not" during one of the alleged incidents.

"[The girl] stated that [Vester] told her that if she told anyone about him having sex with her, something bad would happen to [her]," a declaration of probable cause said.

The girl also told police that Vester had sex with her every time he took her out alone.

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