Logan police looking for two on sex offense charges

Logan City Police Detectives are looking for two individuals who they believe are involved in recent sexual offenses with a child. Police obtained arrest warrants last week for Gary Clayton Viens, 30, and Michelle Luanne DeMet, 33. The warrants reportedly came after a lengthy investigation into allegations of child sex abuse reported to police through a relative to the victim’s family. Detectives were told that a 13-year-old girl had reportedly engaged in a sexual relationship with an adult male. Detectives reportedly gathered evidence through cell phone data that this same child had been “sexting” with Viens. Several text messages were obtained by detectives in which Viens communicated with the victim in what police say was a sexually enticing manner in order to solicit the victim into sexual activity with him. According to police, Viens was living with DeMet at the time and DeMet reportedly was aware of the unlawful sexual activity between the girl and Viens, according to police reports. Detectives reportedly were able to validate through their investigation that Viens had engaged in unlawful sexual conduct with the 13-year-old, and they also reportedly verified that Viens knew of the girl’s age prior to the sexual acts occurring. According to police reports, detectives believe that DeMet was aware of the incidents and did nothing to report the incident to law enforcement or to the Department of Child and Family Services, or to keep Viens away form the child. DeMet and Viens reportedly have fled the Logan area after becoming aware of the investigation around April 2. DeMet is reportedly still believed to be with Viens. She has a past address in Salt Lake City, according to police, and Viens also served some jail time in Washington County and may also have ties to the Logan area as well. Viens was born in Alaska and still has family there. The alleged child victim is now staying with family out of state. If you have information on either of these individuals, contact Detective Scott Murray at the Logan Police Department at 435-716-9300.

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