A South Jordan man who left a note offering $70,000 for a teenage girl to bear his child has been charged with multiple felonies.
Steven Eric Graham, 28, has been charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of enticing a minor by internet or text — all second-degree felonies — as well as one count of sexual battery of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to a probable cause statement, in early September Graham left a note on a car that had been occupied by four juvenile girls offering the money if one of them would have a baby for him along with his contact information. On Sept. 7, police learned that a man posing as a 15-year-old girl had been texting with Graham, and had made arrangements to meet him at a McDonald’s in Herriman.
According to police, when they questioned Graham he admitted to putting the note on the car to solicit sex; that he went to the McDonald’s with the intent to have sex with a 15-year-old; and that he had “made out” with a 16-year-old girl he met at work; and that he had exchanged photos “of a sexual nature” through texts with “several” 15-year-old girls.
Graham also said he had several images of child pornography saved to his Dropbox account; police obtained a warrant and found the images. They also discovered several text conversations he’d had with underage girls, offering them $70,000 to have a baby for him.
A $250,000 arrest warrant was issued on Monday,