Charges pending in sex case

Apr 27 2011 - 11:16pm

NORTH OGDEN -- A Roy man has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting at least one underage girl for sex.

Brian Stafford, 21, was booked into Weber County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of two prostitution-related counts, class B misdemeanors, and two counts of second-degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor.

North Ogden police discovered that Stafford had been talking to a 17-year-old North Ogden girl over the Internet -- and when she mentioned she needed money, Stafford paid her for sex in August, said North Ogden Officer Paul Rhodes.

During the investigation, police discovered Stafford made the same arrangement with an underage friend of the girl as well. Rhodes did not immediately know the status of the friend's case.

North Ogden's case was turned over to the Weber County Attorney's Office for charges of prostitution against the 17-year-old girl, Rhodes said.

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