Category: Eagle Mountain

Utah mother turns son in after recognizing graffiti tag on Facebook

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — An Eagle Mountain mother called police after seeing what she believed was her son’s graffiti on a Utah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post Wednesday.

The UCSO said deputies were assigned to three separate graffiti reports in the Silver Lake area of Eagle Mountain and staff posted the images on Facebook.

A woman saw the images and believed her son was involved with the incidents, so she called police.

Deputies said the son admitted to spray-painting different areas in the city along with another juvenile.

Graffiti was reported on a fence, power box, church meetinghouse and city park bathroom; police do not believe the juveniles vandalized the park bathroom and are continuing to investigate leads in that incident.

The UCSO said the victims are grateful to the mother for calling police.

Eagle Mountain man arrested, charged with downloading child pornography

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah – An Eagle Mountain man was arrested Wednesday and charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for downloading and viewing child pornography, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Christopher Skakie, age 31, was booked into the Utah County Jail after police said they discovered someone at the Eagle Mountain address had been downloading and viewing child pornography.

The UCSO, along with the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, executed a search warrant Wednesday morning and arrested Skakie.

At least 43 images and videos depicting young girls without clothes and young girls being raped had been downloaded, according to police.

Investigators said Skakie told them he had been downloading this kind of material for 15 years.

Bail had not been set for Skakie, according to the UCSO.