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Utah couple arrested, charged with multiple sex crimes against underage girl

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Christina Mahoney{ } and Michael Mahoney arrested for sex activities with a minor. (Photo: Tooele County Sheriff's Office)

(KUTV) — A 57-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman are in custody, accused of an ongoing sexual affair with an underage girl.

The Utah couple has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies including sexual exploitation of a minor and unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Michael Mahoney, according to court documents, was arrested after returning from a trip to England. The couple has a Sandy, Utah, address listed in the documents but the abuse all allegedly happened in Grantsville, Utah.

The abuse is said to have started in November, 2017, when Michael Mahoney touched the girl, then 14, when he put his hand down down her pants. Then between March and November of this year, the couple engaged in various sex acts with the victim, separately and together.

Christina Mahoney had a protective order restricting her from contacting the victim or the victim's mother and allegedly violated that order with 52 separate messages.

"The conversations ranged from sexual to Christina telling the minor she did not like her parents and could kill them," documents state.

Other texts included sending gifs or images to the victim. A phone with a number belonging to Christina Mahoney contacted the victim's mother six times. One message apparently from Christina Mahoney threatened to "take her out" if the mother continued to call, but phone records show no contact from the woman to Christina Mahoney.

Documents say the married couple engaged with the girl by way of FaceTime, during a sex act, while the girl was in a bathroom at school. Other times in messages, Christina Mahoney is said to have referred to herself as the watch out while the victim and her husband were engaged in sex acts.

Michael Mahoney also had two videos of the victim, according to documents. They state he also sent her pictures of his penis and used a sex toy on the victim. Text records indicate he talked with the girl about having sex and sex acts between the two of them.

Each of the accused told police about various sexual activity with the girl after they were read their rights, documents state.

CHARGES

The pair is charged with the following:

Michael Mahoney

  • Two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony
  • Five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony

Christina Mahoney

  • Two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony
  • Five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony
  • Three counts of violation of a protective order, a third-degree felony

Documents state both of the accused are flights risks. Michael Mahoney was said to be a risk because he has children in England and has previously lived there. Christina Mahoney was said to be a risk and a danger to the community because she made references to killing people she didn't like and violated an order of protection.

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