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  • 31 Additional Charges Against Victor Manuel Rax
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    Published - 03/11/14 - 08:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and Assistant Attorney General Gregory Ferbrache filed an Amended Information brief in the Third District Court in and for the Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Division, State of Utah detailing 31 new charges against Victor Manuel Rax (D.O.B. 1-1-1972). Rax was arrested by the AG’s SECURE Strike Force investigation team with interagency support on Feb. 11, 2014. Until today, Rax was held on three drug distribution counts. Charges filed detail all 34 counts including the original charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute in an Enhanced Drug Free Zone. New charges include Pattern of Unlawful Activity, Aggravated Human Trafficking for Force Labor Involving a Child, two counts Aggravated Sex Abuse of a Child, four counts Forcible Sodomy on a Child, eight counts Forcible Sodomy, ten counts Endangerment of a Child, four counts Forcible Sex Abuse and Object Rape.

    “I offer my sincere appreciation to the courageous citizens of our community who risked their lives to come forward along with the men and women on the Attorney General SECURE Strike Force and the many support agencies who endangered their safety to capture one of the most feared criminals along the Wasatch Front,” said Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. “Once we were able to detain Victor Rax, we have seen many victims bravely come forward with horrific stories of abuse. SECURE Special Prosecutor Greg Ferbrache is working to detail the disturbing facts as more victims come forward. We urge those who have been impacted by this man or his brothers, who are all in custody, to call the SECURE Safety Tip Line to report information and obtain services.”

    AG Reyes along with House Majority Leader Brad L. Dee and State Senator Scott K. Jenkins spoke of the many SECURE Strike Force successes when Victor Rax was arrested. Dee and Jenkins co-sponsored the 2009 bill that authorized the Office of the Attorney General to administer and coordinate the operation of a multi-agency strike force to combat violent and other major felony crimes associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking. Today AG Reyes said, “At the close of this legislative session it is also important to recognize the foresight and vision of the Utah legislators who created this task force to protect Utah families precisely in this manner.”

    On Feb. 11 Special Agents of SECURE executed four search warrants with the help of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations agents, the Park City Police Department, the West Jordan Police Department, Utah Department of Corrections, and Adult Probation and Parole and Highway Patrol which resulted in the arrest of Victor Manuel Rax for Aggravated Human Trafficking, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana and Spice.

    On Feb. 18 Victor Rax was charged in the Third District Court in and for the Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Division, State of Utah for three counts Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute in an Enhanced Drug Free Zone, two first degree felonies and one second degree felony.

    On March 7 Rax’s two brothers were arrested in connection with the case. Victor A. Rax Chun (D.O.B. 10-17-1982) was detained for Witness Tampering and Marco Tot-Chun (D.O.B. 9-27-1982) on two counts Possession of a Forged Writing, all third degree felonies.

    Investigators believe that there may be more victims. The Utah Attorney General SECURE Strike Force thanks the public for help in identifying victims and urges those who have not yet come forward to call the SECURE Tip Line number at 801-281-1203 to report abuse and receive support services.

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