Utah man arrested after allegedly enticing a minor through social media

Mar 24, 2022, 3:51 PM
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Farmington, UT –Davis County Sheriff detectives along with the FBI child exploitation Task Force arrested 43-year-old Ryan Holm after he attempted to entice a minor on social media. 

Holm began to contact and communicate with who he “suspected to be a female child,” according to police in December of 2021. Over the course of several months, Holm sent nude images of himself and “repeatedly requested pornographic photos of the minor.”

Even after confirming the age of the child to be under 14, Holm requested they meet in Farmington and “described and suggested various sexual acts he wished to engage in with the minor.”

Holm also mentioned he would bring marijuana and methamphetamine to “help relax” the child.

The release states, “Holm, who was currently on probation, had three active warrants for his arrest when he was taken into custody.”

During that arrest, police located 2.7 grams of methamphetamine and 1.2 grams of marijuana.

“I appreciate the hard work put in by our deputies,” Sheriff Kelly V. Sparks said. “Swift action to remove this individual from our community means at least one child is safer today.”

Holm was booked into Davis County Jail for enticement of a minor, dealing in harmful materials to a minor, attempted exploitation of a minor, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

A release from Davis County Police stated, “The Davis County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind parents and guardians to stay vigilant in actively monitoring their child’s social media accounts. Encourage open dialogue on internet safety. Understand and USE the various social media platforms your child engages in so you have a complete understanding of how they work. Help your child understand their digital footprint and be clear that any photo uploaded to the internet can end up in the wrong hands, even if they believe the photo to be deleted.”

Anyone with information about this suspect or potential victims, call non-emergency dispatch at 801-451-4150.

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