Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Police investigating reported rape in Carbon County
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Wellington police are investigating a rape reported Friday in the small Carbon County town.

Police Chief Lee Barry said Saturday night that the attacker broke into a home about 3:30 a.m. Friday and sexually assaulted a woman. The victim said she did not know who raped her, he said.

Barry said investigators are interviewing people about the incident and have collected a lot of evidence, which has been sent to a crime lab for analysis.

He said some residents in the Carbon County town have expressed concern about whether others might be targeted, but said the incident appears to be isolated.

There have been no other reports of rapes in Carbon or Emery counties for more than two months, he said. Barry said he's not worried about a serial rapist.

"It is an isolated incident," he said. "There have been no other occurrences. People just need to realize they don't need to be afraid." Barry recommended people simply take normal security precautions such as locking their doors.


Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.