A Lehi man convicted of sexual misconduct almost a century earlier was accused of raping two young girls under the excuse of religious rituals and wanting to teach the women how to have sex.
At the 4th District Court, Brandon Doyle Barrett, 36, was charged with two counts of rape, three counts of sodomy on a child and three counts of aggravated child sexual abuse, all felonies of the first degree. He was also charged with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony of the third degree, and forcible sexual abuse, a felony of the second degree.
Barrett allegedly began molesting a 9-year-old girl on various occasions in 2014 at his Pleasant Grove house, according to charging records. Police policemen and the Child and Family Services Department researched accounts of sexual assaults, but the girl “did not reveal the abuse because she was frightened,” state charges. The sexual abuse allegedly stopped until Barrett relocated nearly five years later to a home in Saratoga Springs. He and another 9-year-old girl allegedly began molesting the girl again.
Barrett supposedly raped the girls “under the guise of strange religious rituals to make him a member of the LDS Church,” state charges. “Because his ancestors were polygamous, Barrett informed the boys that he had an obligation to continue this tradition and educate his kids how to have correct sex.” Barrett supposedly refused sexual assault on the boys in interviews with police but said that he failed to update his status on the sex offender registry.
In 2010, with a 16-or 17-year-old, a third-degree felony, Barrett was charged with illegitimate sexual misconduct. In December 2010, he pleaded guilty and served 136 days in prison. He was still on probation when the two girls at his home were allegedly sexually attacked. He is kept without bail at the Utah County Jail as “he is a severe danger to the victim and the community,” state charges.