New information on West Valley teen’s abduction, assault near Hunter High School

Creed Cole Lujan. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Jan. 28, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — New information has been released surrounding the abduction and assault of a Hunter High School student Monday.

“UPD has arrested Creed Cole Lujan, age 43, of West Valley City, for the abduction of the Hunter High School student,” the police department said in a tweet Tuesday morning. “He was booked into the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center on multiple felony charges.”

A probable cause statement for Lujan said he was arrested at 9:14 p.m. Monday and is facing charges of:

  • Aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony
  • Aggravated sexual abuse of a child; stranger to victim, a first-degree felony
  • Rape, a first-degree felony
  • Aggravated assault, a second-degree felony
  • Aggravated assault, a third-degree felony
  • Distributing pornographic material, a third-degree felony
  • Tampering with evidence, a class A misdemeanor
  • Threat of violence, a class B misdemeanor
  • Police say Lujan abducted the teen as she made her way home from Hunter High School Monday afternoon.

    The girl told police Lujan approached her in his vehicle and ordered her into his car while threatening her with a large knife.

    Once inside the car he bound the juvenile’s hands and feet with duct tape and took her to a nearby home where attempted to ply her with drugs before sexually assaulting her.

    He then drove the juvenile to a bus stop near Hunter High and allowed her to flee.

    The girl was found by police a short while later as she ran through the neighborhood.

    Acting on information provided by the teen police located the house where the alleged assault took place and took Lujan into custody.

    Court records reveal Lujan served time for attempted homicide and aggravated kidnapping in 2009, when he pulled a female hotel employee into a hotel room and choked her until she was unconscious.

    He was paroled in 2015.

    He was arrested for DUI in July 2019 and was found guilty of impaired driving. He was ordered to complete treatment as a result of that incident.

    Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is made available.


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