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Man Sentenced To Prison Accused Of 'Grooming Behavior' Involving A Minor

A man who prosecutors say engaged in the grooming of a minor was sentenced to prison during his 1st District Court appearance on Monday.

Brandon Keith Jacobs, 37, was sentenced to 1-15 years in the Utah State Prison for incidents with a minor alleged to have happened in October.


Judge Brian Cannell said Jacobs’ “disturbing behavior” warranted a prison sentence. Since Jacobs had failed to complete a prior, much easier stint with probation for unrelated charges nearly 20 years ago, Cannell said he was no longer a candidate for probation. Cannell was hopeful Jacobs could access treatment in prison. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.