BOUNTIFUL -- Police arrested a member of Gov. Gary Herbert's staff on Monday and booked him on several counts of child abuse.
Stephen J. Coleman, 40, was arrested at the Utah State Capitol around 4 p.m., after police questioned him regarding some information that was passed their way.
"We got a complaint from the Division of Child Family Services that they had taken a call alleging that Stephen Coleman had sexaully abused two small girls," said Lt. Sol Oberg.
Police received the tip at 11:30 a.m. on Monday and immediatley began their investigation.
Both girls are under the age of 14.
Coleman was booked into Davis County Jail on 30 counts, which include 10 counts of object rape of a child, 10 counts of sodomy of a child and 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
"There are a lot of charges, but it's a dispecable act and something that has gone on for several years and we are concerned about the victims," Oberg said.
Coleman lives in Bountiful, and Oberg said the abuse took place in Bountiful. Coleman has been on the governor's staff since 2009 and works in the governor's office of planning and budget.