Andrew Austin, a member of the Kaysville Fire Department, has been jailed on suspicion of enticing a child and other related child pornography offenses.
A Kaysville City firefighter was detained yesterday at the Fire station on suspicion of involvement in child pornography. His employment with the city of Kaysville has been terminated due to the Kaysville Fire Department.
It is essential to take any accusations of crimes against children seriously. Such claims are uncommon, but when they arise, the Kaysville Fire Department acts immediately.
Every person in the city is shocked and appalled by these allegations. The Kaysville Fire Department has made counseling and support services available to any staff members who require them.
Is Kaysville Firefighter Andrew Austin In Jail?
A Utah man was detained on Tuesday, according to Police, after he allegedly sent an officer inappropriate text messages and pictures while thinking the officer was a 13-year-old girl.
According to court documents, the man is Roy, Utah resident Andrew Austin Leonard, 29. KSL TV received confirmation from the Kaysville Fire Department that Leonard was a member of their staff. Leonard sent the first message to law enforcement on January 7 while posing as a young teen girl on an undisclosed social media platform.
According to court records, Leonard also holds a position of special trust and regularly interacts with children, some of whom may be unresponsive.
Andrew Austin Accused Of Seducing A Child
Early on, when asked their age, law enforcement replied, “13. What about you,” to which Leonard replied, “oh, Woah. I’m 20.” According to investigators, Leonard continued the conversation with the person he thought was a 13-year-old girl and kept requesting pictures of what the court documents described as a “small child.”
Leonard admitted as the conversation went on that he wasn’t sure the girl should like him given that he was 29. According to the persona account, they should stop bothering him and leave him alone if he didn’t want to talk. “You’re not bothering me at all,” Leonard retorted.
Leonard started requesting naked photos and asking sexual questions. Under the records, Leonard allegedly sent inappropriate images to the account he believed belonged to a young teen girl and encouraged her to share inappropriate images by telling her, “You can do it. Being brave
Andrew Austin Arrest And Charge
Leonard was arrested for dealing with substances dangerous to children and enticing a minor, both felonies.
When Leonard was questioned by law enforcement at his place of employment, he admitted that the conversation he had with the underage girl had been “sexual” and that it had taken place there. Leonard’s actions are typical of those who actively seek to engage in illegal behaviors with minors, claim the court documents.
According to the Kaysville Fire Department, their employees put in a lot of effort to ensure they are safe and secure in the city. Though they are unaware of many of the accusations’ specifics, they send their prayers and thoughts to anyone who has been a victim of this senseless atrocity.