A North Logan, Utah man has been arrested and accused of coercing a 16-year-old girl into submitting to sexual abuse by using “devil worship language,” KUTV reports.
Scott Preston Ferree, 23, was arrested by cops in Cache County on Thursday.
He was thrown in the Casho County Jail.
The local authorities first got wind that something shockingly untoward was transpiring when the teenage girl’s mother contacted them in January to report a flurry of inappropriate texts between the child and Ferree.
According to a released affidavit of probable cause, the mother of the teen girl contacted police about suspicious texts between her daughter and Ferree back in January 2021.
North Logan man uses ‘devil worship language’ to manipulate teen for sex, police say
The mother was the one who insisted to Utah authorities that the man was using “some type of devil worship language” to lure her daughter into his clutches, Newsbreak reports.
When police questioned the teen alleged victim, she said that Ferree had told her to listen to someone named “Dev,” and that his mysterious entity would give her instructions on how she should service the older man.
The girl said that “Dev” went on to instruct her to perform various sexual acts with Ferree.
She told the police that she had complied with the instructions from “Dev,” because Ferree warned her that if she didn’t, a curse would fall upon her family.
A 23-year-old North Logan man has been arrested on suspicion of manipulating a 16-year-old girl into having sex with him by allegedly using “devil worship language.”
North Logan man arrested on suspicion of using ‘devil worship’ to manipulate teen into sex
According to Utah authorities, Ferree raped the teen at a church house before he began telling her to listen to the man named Dev and to use devil worshipping mind games to keep her in a state of suggestible submission.
Police found multiple sexually explicit photos the teen had taken of herself to comply with Ferree’s demands.
The phone number from which the girl received the text messages supposedly written by Dev was in fact registered to Ferree, Local 12 reports.
In March, Utah authorities interviewed Ferree and asked him to bring in his cell phone. He proceeded to claim that he had purposefully dropped the phone in water after it began to smoke, thus destroying it.
In March of 2021, Ferree was interviewed by police with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and asked to bring his phone with him. He told police his phone was damaged and that it had been dropped, breaking the screen and causing it to smoke.
Utah man uses ‘devil worship language’ to manipulate underage girl for sex, police say
After examining the phone, investigators found that its SIM card was melted.
During this interview with Utah authorities, the man accused of using devil-worship mind games to lure in a teen victim denied ever having sexual contact with the child.
Ferrerr did acknowledge that he knew her, however.
Police proceeded to obtain a search warrant for Ferree’s home, and then moved to arrest him, KSL reports.
Investigators traced Dev’s phone number and learned it was an internet based number created in 2019 by Ferree, according to the affidavit. A search of the girl’s phone also revealed “an extensive text stream” between her and Dev “where graphic detail is used to instruct (the girl) on where she is to meet Scott, the sex acts that she is to perform … and threats if she does not comply with the instructions. Those texts took place over a period of several months in the fall of the 2020 year.”
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