Suspect caught by FBI
A 34-year-old Park City man accused of enticing a minor appeared in court again this week.
Reynoldo Herrera, 34, of Park City, was in Third District Court for another pre-trail hearing on Monday. Herrera was appointed Public Defender Paul Quinlan during his initial appearance last week.
Herrera remains incarcerated in the Summit County Jail on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold. The Department of Homeland Security databases indicated Herrera has never had lawful status in the U.S.
"We are currently in a holding pattern right now because Mr. Herrera has an ICE hold and because the case is likely to get picked up by the U.S. Attorney’s Office," Quinlan said. "That’s bad news for Mr. Herrera because federal prosecution means mandatory minimums and harsher consequences."
Quinlan said once the federal grand jury convenes after the first of the year and decides whether to indict or not, he will know whether the case will remain at the state or federal level and will then proceed.
Herrera was arrested in Kamas on Dec. 16, on charges of enticing a minor and giving false information to law enforcement officials after communicating with someone he thought was a 13-year-old North Summit girl, but turned out to be an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Enticement is a second-degree felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence of between one and 15 years and a $10,000 fine
Herrera is scheduled to appear again in Third District Court Monday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m.