Police ask for public’s help to locate Utah man charged with raping, exploiting teenage girl

Dustin Giles Andrus escaped from officers during a high-speed chase.

(Photo courtesy of the Clearfield Police Department) Dustin Giles Andrus has been charged with multiple felonies.

Clearfield police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man wanted on multiple charges related to rape, sexual assault and exploitation of a teenage girl.

They’re searching for Dustin Giles Andrus, 35. Officers tried to arrest him last week, but he escaped after leading them on a high-speed chase.

According to the Clearfield Police Department and the Utah Attorney General’s Office, Andrus — a registered sex offender — is considered “dangerous” and “caution should be exercised before confronting him.”

He may be driving a red 1995 Dodge Ram 2500, license plate E149CK, or a white 2017 Subaru WRX, license plate V613HP.

Anyone with information about Andrus’ location is asked to call the Clearfield Police Department tip line at 801-525-2831

Andrus has been charged in 2nd District Court with rape, human trafficking of a child and aggravated sexual extortion of a child, all first-degree felonies; sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of a controlled substance, second-degree felonies; three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a 16- or 17-year-old, a third-degree felony; two counts of enticement of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of a controlled substance, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to court documents, in 2019 Andrus met a 16-year-old girl he contacted on social media; convinced her to send him nude photos; provided her with marijuana and alcohol; and performed sexual acts with her multiple times, even when she said no. He told her he’d filmed their sexual encounters and would release the videos if she did not continue to have sex with him.