LOGAN — A 27-year-old Taylorsville man is in jail after driving to Cache Valley to allegedly have sex with a 9-year-old girl, according to law enforcement. George Carrol Carrington was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 28, outside a Logan hotel, where he had arranged to meet up with an undercover officer, posing as the girl’s father.

According to an arrest affidavit, Carrington began messaging police on an online forum in January. He expressed a desire to engage in sexual relations with both the officer and his supposed daughter.

Police were able to identify Carrington from his username and photos that he had sent of himself.

On Feb. 21, Carrington made plans to meet the undercover officer in Logan to follow through with his plans of raping the child. However as the designated time approached, he asked to reschedule due to car troubles.

Carrington told the undercover officer that he would get a hotel room for the three of them to meet another time. He also offered to buy a bottle of liquor for the officer and gifts for the young girl, police explained in the probable cause statement.

On Feb. 27, Carrington reportedly sent a screenshot to police of a hotel reservation in Logan, and arranged to meet the next day. Officers staked out the area and observed the suspect arrive and go into a room.

Another officer posed undercover as the father and asked Carrington to meet outside in the parking lot. When the suspect approached the agent, police moved in and arrested him without incident.

Carrington agreed to allow police to search his hotel room. They found two stuffed animals, two bags of candy and a large bottle of liquor, according to court documents.

During questioning, Carrington admitted to chatting with the undercover officer in hopes of engaging in incestuous activities. He also confirmed to buying the gifts and liquor for the supposed father and daughter.

According to jail records, Carrington was booked on suspicion of five counts of attempted sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony; three counts of enticing a minor and one count of human trafficking of a child, both second-degree felonies. He is being held without bail, pending arraignment on formal charges in 1st District Court.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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